010 Barnes Road is a two and one half storey multiple dwelling row house located in the downtown core of St. John’s. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Statement of Significance
Formal Recognition Type
City of St. John's Heritage Building, Structure, Land or Area
010 Barnes Road is designated a Registered Municipal Heritage Structure because it holds aesthetic value. 010 Barnes Road is a second Empire style row house with a mansard roof, bow windows and dormers and bracketing. It survives as a good example of a St. John’s row house constructed in the period following the Great Fire of 1892. This house features many details that add to its Second Empire style, such as the eaves bracketing with moulded drops, dentils along the pediments above the main doors, above the bow window at the eave and even along the window at the front. The bow window also has a paneled base. This house also has a pedimented dormer which is located above the eaves. source: City of St. John’s Archives property file
Character Defining Elements
All those elements of the Second Empire style of architecture, including: -narrow wooden clapboard; -bow window with dentils and panels; -brackets with moulded drops; -mansard roof with a moulded ridge; -double entrances with wide classical elements; -eaves brackets; -window size and fenestration; and -location, orientation, dimensions.
Occupied in 1915 by the Rev. E B Ershler. Occupied in 1928 by Eugene H Thomas, a bridge contractor. Occupied in 1960 by Henry J Thomas & Sons, Limited, a building constructor, and by Rainbow Paint Store.
Location and History
City of St. John's
010 & 010a Barnes Road
1892 - 1893
Rectangular Short Façade