John Quinton Limited Post Office Registered Heritage Structure
Statement of Significance
Formal Recognition Type
Registered Heritage Structure
Description of Historic Place
The John Quinton Post Office is a one-storey vernacular wooden building with a steeply pitched gable roof. Located in Red Cliffe, NL, the designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The John Quinton Post Office was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1994 because it has aesthetic value.
The John Quinton post office has aesthetic value as it is a good example of a nineteenth century outport post office. This small, unadorned building was constructed to serve a specific function within the community, its practical use taking precedence over the implementation of elaborate design elements.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Red Cliffe - John Quinton Limited - FPT 371, 372, 373, 374"
Character Defining Elements
All elements that define the building's simple vernacular design and function as a post office, including:
-number of storeys;
-steep gable roof;
-return on eaves;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-window size, style, trim and placement;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior doors;
-wood post foundation;
-remains of the post office mail slot on the landward gable end, and;
-dimension, location and orientation of building.
Location and History
||1870 - 1880
||19th Century Vernacular
||Rectangular Long Façade