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Harding House Registered Heritage Structure

Harding House, Greenspond, NL
Harding House, Greenspond, NL
Harding House, Greenspond, NL

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

The Harding House is a two-and-a-half storey, steep gable double front peak house located in Greenspond, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Harding House was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2002 because of its aesthetic and cultural value.

The Harding House has aesthetic value due to its exceptionally well preserved exterior, and it is regionally representative of the Queen Anne style of architecture. It is an outstanding example of the style for the community and that section of Newfoundland's coast. The house is of wood timber construction and features a steep gable roof with double bay windows. It retains its original wood shingles on the peaks above the bay windows and some decorative bracket work on the front facade. The 2/2 windows are also original to the structure.

The Harding House has cultural value within Greenspond because it is one of the only remaining houses left in the community that speaks of their history as being a prominent distribution centre for the northeast coast. Sitting in the center of town, the Harding House is well known in the community and an attraction for all who visit the area.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Greenspond - Harding House – FPT 1738”

Character Defining Elements

All original features which relate to the age and style of the building including:
- Steeply pitched double peaked roof
- Double bays
- Original 2/2 windows with raincaps, placement
- Original doors, placement
- Pedimented dormers
- Narrow clapboard
- Decorative scalloped shingles on dormers

Location and History

Community Greenspond
Municipality Town of Greenspond
Significant 1890 - 1890
Style Queen Anne
Building Plan Rectangular Long Façade