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Hezikiah House Registered Heritage Structure

Hezikiah House, Woody Point, NL.

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

The Hezikiah House is a two-storey, steeply pitched gable roofed house located in Woody Point, Bonne Bay. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Hezikiah House has been designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador because of its architectural value.

The Hezikiah House is architecturally interesting because it typifies the traditional style of home built throughout Newfoundland during the late 19th century. This style of house was common among the early inhabitants of the region because of its basic design and traditional elements. Narrow wooden clapboard and a wooden shore foundation reflect the use of local materials. The steeply pitched gable roof features a central front peak, typical of the 19th century houses in the area. Simple design elements in combination with symmetrical window placement result in a neat and traditional façade.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Woody Point - Hezikiah House – FPT 1688”

Character Defining Elements

All elements that define the building's Victorian Gothic Cottage design including:
- steeply pitched gable roof with central peak;
- use of local materials including narrow wooden clapboard and wooden shores;
- all exterior detailing and decoration;
- location and dimensions of doors and windows; and
- dimensions, location and orientation of building.

Location and History

Community Woody Point
Municipality Town of Woody Point
Civic Address Main Road
Construction 1858 - 1858
Style Victorian Gothic
Building Plan Rectangular Long Façade
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