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John Quinton Limited Fish Store and Salt Store Registered Heritage Structure

John Quinton Limited Fish Store, Red Cliffe, NL
John Quinton Limited Fish Store, Red Cliffe, NL
John Quinton Limited, Red Cliffe, NL

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

The John Quinton Fish Store and Salt Store are a grouping of two simple, vernacular wooden buildings located in Red Cliffe, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the buildings.

Heritage Value

The John Quinton Fish Store and Salt Store was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1994 because of its aesthetic value.

The John Quinton Fish Store and Salt Store have aesthetic value as they are good examples of intact outport merchant fishing structures in the region. There are few examples of such structures in the area, or the province in general, left in their original shape and condition. Such buildings were designed for practical use and had to endure the rigours of a harsh environment. The use of rough materials, simple design elements and utilitarian construction techniques exemplify these fishery buildings.

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 Fish Store's simple vernacular design including:
-number of storeys;
-low pitch roof;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-window size, style, trim and placement;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior doors;
-loading doors facing the harbour;
-red ochre exterior colour, white paint on rear;
-overhang on rear facade;
-wooden post building supports;
-original form, scale and massing of fish store, and;
-dimension, location and orientation of fish store.

All elements that define the Salt Store's simple vernacular design including:
-number of storeys;
-steep gable roof;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-window size, style, trim and placement;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior doors;
-red ochre exterior colour;
-wooden post building supports;
-original form, scale and massing of salt store, and;
-dimension, location and orientation of salt store.

Location and History

Community Red Cliffe
Significant 1840 - 1850
Style 19th Century Mercantile
Building Plan Rectangular Long Façade