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Mary Boland House Registered Heritage Structure

Mary Boland House, Calvert, NL
Mary Boland House, Calvert, NL
Mary Boland House, Calvert, NL

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

The Mary Boland House, built in the first decade of the 1900s, is a two storey saltbox style house located in Calvert, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Mary Boland House was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2003 because of its aesthetic value.

The Mary Boland House has aesthetic value as it is one of a few remaining examples of saltbox construction in the Southern Shore region. This form of vernacular construction, featuring a two-room ground floor plan with a central chimney and back linhay, was common among first generation settlers in Calvert, and surrounding communities, and was an accepted form of early housing throughout Newfoundland. Built in the early twentieth century, this well preserved house stands as a testament to the permanence and adaptability of this form through generations.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Calvert - Mary Boland House – FPT 1763”

Character Defining Elements

All elements that define the building's saltbox design including:
-saltbox roof;
-number of storeys;
-slightly kicked eaves;
-boxed eaves brackets;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-window size, style and placement;
-original window trim style;
-size, style and placement of exterior doors;
-chimney style (corbelled top) and placement;
-location of porch on right gable end;
-dimension, location and orientation of building; and,
-interior two room ground floor plan with central chimney and back linhay.

Location and History

Community Calvert
Construction (circa) 1900 - 1903
John Power
Style 20th Century Vernacular
Building Plan Rectangular Long Façade
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