This three-storey wooden structure is located at 074-076 Prescott 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
074-076 Prescott Street has been designated for its aesthetic values. This building is a typical 19th century mercantile design with its recessed doorway, large plate-glass windows with fascia decoration and a residential component located on the second and third floors. Typical for this area, the commercial component of the building is located on the first floor, accessed by a recessed main entrance. The plate glass windows were used for commercial display purposes and have panelled fascia boards. The apartment above was used as a single dwelling and is accessed by a separate entrance, located at the side of the front facade. Source: City of St. John’s Archives, unnumbered property file, St. John’s – 074-076 Prescott Street
Character Defining Elements
All elements that define the building’s 19th century mercantile design including: -typical storefront including recessed doorway, large plate-glass windows with fascia board decoration; -residential component on second and third floors; -narrow wooden clapboard; -original entrances on front façade with transoms; -size, shape, placement and decoration of windows; -moulded frieze boards; and, -unusual dimensions of the building.
Large plate-glass windows on first floor with fascia board and transom windows, recessed door. Typical 19th century merchant architecture with business on first floor and residence above.
Location and History
City of St. John's
074-076 Prescott Street
1970 - 1970
David Kelland, Unknown