40-42 Empire St.

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Address: 40-42 Empire St.

Heritage Status: None
Built: c. 1880
Builder/Architect: Probably John Artz
Style: Maritime Vernacular

 

Architecture:

  • This old building has been remodelled considerably. Originally, it was probably more elaborately ornamented than it is now.

 

History:

J. Artz owned the home until 1905. The home may be older than 1880, but deeds are unclear from that point in time. Artz was a house joiner. The home had many brief owners, including: Frederick W. Clark (hotelkeeper), Parker G. Corbin (episcopal clergyman), David Ritcey (master mariner) and two town electrical superintendants.

 

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum