This structure is a three storey wooden row house located at 027 Victoria Street, 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
027 Victoria Street has been designated a Municipal Heritage Structure for its aesthetic value. This structure is typical of the Second Empire row housing found in the Gower Street area of downtown St. John’s after the 1892 Great Fire. Its plain façade incorporates the typical features of Second Empire style, such as the mansard roof and peaked dormer windows. The main entrance has recessed panels, a transom window, and a heavy entablature with decorative brackets. Source: City of St. John’s Archives, unnumbered property file, St. John’s – 027 Victoria Street
Character Defining Elements
All elements that define the building’s Second Empire design, including: -mansard roof with peaked dormer windows; -narrow wooden clapboard; -fenestration of windows; -paneled, recessed doorway with transom; -heavy entablature with decorative brackets; and -size, dimensions and location of building.
Row housing, wooden storm windows, Heritage Canada plaque
Location and History
City of St. John's
027 Victoria Street
1892 - 1893
Rectangular Short Façade