87 Aberdeen Rd.

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Address: 87 Aberdeen Rd.

Heritage Status: None
Built: 1889
Builder/Architect: Unknown
Style: Victorian Gothic 

 

Architecture:

  • This home features late Victorian Modified Gothic stylistic elements such as a steeply pitched roof and dormers, and a symmetrical plan and façade. Other features include pedimented window hoods, decorative bargeboards, ornamental shingle work and a hipped gable effect on the central dormer.

 

History:

  • Francis and Edward Davison Jr. bought land in 1885 adjacent to the original E.D. Davison Sr. property called "Oak Hill". In 1889, the land was divided among the brothers. It is said that the house was made with all local wood, which is not surprising considering that Francis Davison was part of Nova Scotia's largest lumber manufacturer. This house is now a local landmark.

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum