35 Pearl St.

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35 Pearl

Address: 35 Pearl St. Heritage Status: None
Built: circa 1890 Builder/Architect: Unknown
Style: Greek Revival

 

Architecture:

This house was originally a simple example of Greek Revival architecture in Bridgewater, with a gable roof and 2½ storeys. Since its build, there has been a shed added to the rear, modern siding added, and a set of steps and canopy at the front entrance built, reducing its architectural integrity.

 

 

History:

Dean Wile, who held ownership with Arkanus Wile until 1909, is said to have built this house for his daughter Ella, who operated a shoe store and ice cream parlour in Bridgewater. Ella Wile married Ellard Murdock (1867-1891), and it is thought that the house was built shortly before or after Ellard’s death, though Ella did not own the house until 1909. She had ownership until 1931, at which time Trustees of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church took it over until 1943.

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum