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John Quinton Limited Shop Registered Heritage Structure

John Quinton Limited Shop, Red Cliffe, NL
John Quinton Limited Shop, Red Cliffe, NL
John Quinton Limited Shop, Red Cliffe, NL

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

The John Quinton Limited Shop is a combination of a wooden, two-storey Biscuit Box house and a wooden, two-storey steep gable house. Located in Red Cliffe, NL, the designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The John Quinton Limited Shop was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1994 because it has aesthetic value.

The John Quinton Limited Shop has aesthetic value because it is a good example of the reuse of a building for purposes other than which it was constructed. Originally a steep gable roofed residence, a biscuit box like addition was added to the front facade when the structure was used as a shop. This recycling of buildings was a common trait in outport communities where building materials were not always easily assessable.

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 including:
-number of storeys;
-combination flat and steep gable roof;
-chimney style and placement;
-return on rear eave;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-window size, style, trim and placement;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior doors;
-shelf running above door and windows on first storey;
-size and style of steps on front facade;
-wood post foundation;
-original scale and massing of additions, and;
-dimension, location and orientation of building.

Location and History

Community Red Cliffe
Construction (circa) 1840 - 1850
Style 19th Century Mercantile
Building Plan Square