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Item 2017-03-15-04 - 178 Barrie Street

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CA BWGPL GJ-HB-2017-03-15-04


178 Barrie Street


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George Jackson

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Janice Hopkins

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Gillian Haley

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Nancy Smith

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The mid-block building located at 178 Barrie St. was built pre-1900 in the Ontario Vernacular Cottage style. The one-storey, three-bay structure has a square plan and narrow window openings with low floor to ceiling heights. It also has a shallow-pitched, hip roof, a symmetrical façade, and a centre hall plan. A box hall was typical for this style. The raised entrance may have had a porch originally. The single door has a transom. Double-hung windows (not original) have plain, wood trim and sills. Wood frame construction is clad with vinyl siding. The original siding was probably wood. There is a stone foundation and a single, brick masonry chimney at the side of the house. According to the 2000 inventory, this modest cottage probably had few decorative details originally. It also notes that other than the building’s form, few existing building elements appear to be original. (1, 3)

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1-70 178 Barrie

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