John Quinton Limited Shop Registered Heritage Structure
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.
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
||1840 - 1850
||19th Century Mercantile