Cape Onion, Terre-Neuve et Labrador, A0K, Canada
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Liens et documents
Date(s) de construction
1890/01/01 à 1899/01/01
Inscrit au répertoire canadien:
Description du lieu patrimonial
Built in 1890, Adams House is located in Cape Onion on the Great Northern Peninsula. Adams House is an example of a typical turn of the century merchant/fisherman’s house in rural Newfoundland. This designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Adams House is designated as a Registered Heritage Structure for its historical, architectural, and environmental value:
Adams House is historically important because it is likely the oldest structure in the Cape Onion region. Built in 1890 by William Adams, the house is historically valuable for its longstanding association with the Adams family. The Adams family was one of the most well known families on the Great Northern Peninsula. In particular, both Henry and Ross Adams were noteworthy as master boat builders, merchants and fishermen. Moreover, the two operated a general store in Cape Onion for a number of years and Ross was responsible for bringing the first telephone line to Cape Onion and served as the region’s first social worker. The Adams House was known in the community as a place for visitors to stay and one of the more famous visitors to the house was Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
Adams House in Cape Onion is architecturally valuable because it serves as an excellent example of a typical merchant/ fisherman’s house in rural Newfoundland. The use of local materials in building the house was also typical in rural Newfoundland.
The house has a number of unique architectural features that contribute to its value including a loft above the kitchen that was used by Henry Adams as a net loft. Furthermore, the symmetry of the front facade is indicative of the fact that two families once lived in this house. There were two parlours in the house and each had a bay window, there were also two kitchens so that each family could have their own space.
The location of Adams House near the water is important in considering the context of the structure. The proximity to the water made the wharves and stages easily accessible to the family.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador unnumbered property file, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
-Location of structure;
-window shape, style and placement;
-diamond shaped window in attic;
-steep gable roofline;
-3 bay front facade.
Terre-Neuve et Labrador
Autorité de reconnaissance
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Type de reconnaissance
Structure patrimoniale inscrite au répertoire
Date de reconnaissance
Données sur l'histoire
Thème - catégorie et type
- Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
- L'architecture et l'aménagement
Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction
- Logement unifamilial
Architecte / Concepteur
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Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
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