0243 King Street

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Address: 243 King Street Heritage Status: None
Built: 1876 Builder/Architect: Possibly Charles Foley
Style: Maritime Vernacular with Gothic cottage elements.





This house features a Gothic dormer and window in the front of the house and a hint of a raised pediment is visible in the center of the veranda. The corner boards are complete with raised moulding and capitals. There are also hood mouldings over the windows.





Charles Foley bought ¾ of an acre for $137 in 1872.  He subdivided the land into tow lots (also 249 King Street).  He sold this lot to Aaron Smeltzer, a cordwainer, in 1876 for $550, which suggests the existence of a house at least partially under construction.

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum