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Joseph Bartlett House Registered Heritage Structure

Joseph Bartlett House, Brigus, NL
Joseph Bartlett House, Brigus, NL
Joseph Bartlett House, Brigus, NL

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

Constructed in 1850, the Joseph Bartlett House is located in Brigus, NL and is an example of a type of salt-box style of construction in the Conception Bay area. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Joseph Bartlett House was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1998 for its aesthetic value.

The Joseph Bartlett House has aesthetic value as it is a good example of a type of salt-box construction in Conception Bay. The salt-box style is developed from a one and a half storey house with a linhay. This style of construction was one of the earliest house forms in rural Newfoundland and is said to resemble an 18th century salt-box. The Joseph Bartlett House is a later take on this earlier style.

The structure is also architecturally interesting for its balloon frame construction and the mortise and tenon construction of its windows.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Brigus- Joseph Bartlett House – FPT 1443”

Character Defining Elements

All elements that define the building's age and vernacular saltbox design including:
-salt-box style roof with linhay (rear extension);
-stone wall foundation;
-3 bay front facade;
-window shape and style;
-mortise and tenon construction of windows;
-building height, size and massing; and,
-balloon frame construction.

Location and History

Community Brigus
Municipality Town of Brigus
Civic Address Riverhead Road
Significant 1850 - 1850
Style 19th Century Vernacular
Building Plan Rectangular Long Façade