258 Aberdeen Rd.

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Address: 258 Aberdeen Rd.

Heritage Status: None
Built:  c. 1883-1895
Builder/Architect: Probably Enos Ernst
Style: Greek Revival

 

Architecture:

  • This home has some elements of Greek Revival with its steeply gabled roof and central chimney at the peak. Note the "L" plan, the slanted roof on the back side of the house, and a bay window on the side of the home.

 

History:

  • Henry Barnaby purchased this lot in 1896 from Cassandra Ernst for $500, which suggests the existence of a house. Since the house does not appear on the Church Map (c.1883), it was probably built by Enos Ernst between 1883 and 1895.
  • Henry Barnaby was a merchant of dry goods on King St. and was the only fatality in the Great Fire of 1899, struck down by a pair of oxen. His son Arthur was the town mayor from 1920-1921.

 

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum