92 Elm St.

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Address: 92 Elm St.

Heritage Status: None
Built: c. 1900
Builder/Architect: Unknown
Style: Greek Revival

 

Architecture:

  • This house shows elements of Greek Revival with its gabled roof, returned eaves, centralized chimney at the peak and window hoods. As well, there is another gable roof section and an open veranda which joins the two sections.

 

History:

  • Charles Bowers, a labourer, bought this land for $50 in 1895 and resold it in 1901 for $600, indicating that this house was probably built in that period. Elizabeth Starratt, the second owner, was the widow of James Starratt Jr. (who was the son of James Starratt Sr.). James Sr. was one of the founding fathers of this area and built many houses and kept the hotel. Victoria Ernst, a later owner, was likely the first female doctor in Bridgewater and owned a large number of properties.

 

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum