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Picton Street, Goderich. A glimpse of a town. 154 Picton Street. Symmetrical in design Two storey Rectangular box with a side gable roof Entrance centered Undersized Pediment Shutters. Georgian 1750- 1820. 146 Picton Street. 1 ½ storey Steep roof No dormers Neat, tidy uniform

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Picton street goderich

Picton Street, Goderich

A glimpse of a town


154 picton street

154 Picton Street

  • Symmetrical in design

  • Two storey

  • Rectangular box with a side gable roof

  • Entrance centered

  • Undersized Pediment

  • Shutters

Georgian

1750- 1820


146 picton street

146 Picton Street

  • 1 ½ storey

  • Steep roof

  • No dormers

  • Neat, tidy uniform

  • Shutters

  • Clap board would have been the most common exterior finish (replaced with siding)

Victory Home

1940-1960


140 picton street

140 Picton Street

  • Stand alone home

  • Larger structure

  • Embraced the garage as a part of the home

Sub Urban

1950-2003


138 picton street

138 Picton Street

  • 1 ½ storey

  • Steep roof

  • No dormers

  • Multi sash windows

  • Shutters

  • Clapboard would have been most common exterior finish (replaced with siding)

  • Neat tidy and uniform

Victory Home

1940- 1960


134 picton street west

134 Picton Street West

  • Embraced the garages as a part of the home

  • Larger homes

  • Stand alone structure

Sub Urban

1950- 2003


132 picton street

132 Picton Street

  • Simple design

  • Minimal detailing

  • Low pitched hip roof

  • Front entrance enclosed by a porch setting

  • Sash windows

  • Jack arches over windows –building material brick

Georgian

1750 -1820


118 picton street

118 Picton Street

  • Classic alternative to Gothic Cottage

  • Frontispiece/porch

  • Large Sash windows

  • Transom over the door

  • Ornate capital designing on veranda

  • Verge board from Gothic Revival influence

  • Window hood over upper window-Gothic Revival influence

Italianate

1850-1900


112 picton street

112 Picton Street

  • Larger structure

  • Stand lone home

  • Attached garage

  • Two storey

Suburban

1950- 2003


106 picton street

106 Picton Street

  • Pronounced cornice and cornice return

  • Sash windows

  • Shutters

  • Rectangular Transom and sidelights

  • Verge board detail influenced by Gothic revival

Classic Revival

1820-1850


100 picton street

100 Picton Street

  • No dormers

  • Upper window has been replaced with a vent

  • Neat, tidy uniform

  • Clap board would have been the most common exterior finish (replaced with siding)

Victory Home

1940- 1960


86 picton street

86 Picton Street

  • Vernacular material-Maitland stone

  • Doorway surround simple transom and side lights

  • Simple jack arch above door

  • Low hip roof

  • Six over six sash windows

  • Four chimneys

  • Pediment and Bracket above widows would tend to be an Italianate influence

Georgian

1750- 1820


80 picton street

80 Picton Street

  • Sweeping bell cast roof

  • Several dormers

  • Broad-eaved roof

  • Plain frieze board

  • 1 ½ storey

  • Windows appear to be detailing from 1930’s multi-panes over a fixed sash window

  • Porch may have been styled from Craftsmans (1905-1920) influences- the use of square supports, for a roof structure over a front entry

Colonial Bungalow

1900 -1945


Picton street goderich

By looking at the style from which the home was built, gives an insight to the times from which the first home owner lived. It displays a way of thought and a standard in society.

The homes of the early years (1750-1820) express a time of reflection. They were using a style of architecture which was a reminder of their home land (many moving from England). The Georgian home offered a space of comfort. These homes were architecturally planned not only for function but for simple dignity.

The Classic Revival (1820-1850) started to establish a comfort zone for the resident. They were going back to a time in history that would appear to be delightful. A time when more thought was spent on making their home not only a shelter but a symbol of their life. A expression of the settlers dignity, a reminder of democracy and freedom.

Italianate (1850-1900) would be reinforcement of the changing society. The two storey square residence with projecting eaves and ornate cornice brackets is unique to Ontario. It would be a classical alternative to designs previously chosen.

Colonial Bungalows (1900-1945) seems to have derived from the Ontario Classical Cottage of the 19th Century. These homes are smaller, with a more formal entries. The storey and a half structures borrowed features from the dominant structures, being larger houses of the time. An attraction would have been economy, this floor plan and style provided the most space for the least amount of money.

Victory Homes (1940-1960) is a reflection of the war of the time. The Canadian government was making a strong effort to extend home ownership to the workers related to the defense industry, and veterans returning from war. Most of these homes were prefabricated, for a single family, the idea was to create a neat and tidy community for the working class.

Suburban Homes (1950-2003) Strongly demonstrates a rise in standards of living (as we saw it) and the change in the common mode of transportation. These homes are larger (while still single family dwellings) the attached garages is now become standard. The classical detailing is lost to give way to cleaner straighter lines, while the Colonial revival is still popular with a twist, room for your car in an attached garage.

The years changed home ownership from only the well to do, to the working man and everything in between. These changes are brought on by the introduction of industry, the economics of the time and population of our society. Your home still demonstrates your personal style and depth of your pocket. However, it also reflects the influence of the immigration to this great land, technological, and communication advances that have extended our boundaries which influences our interpretation of the world. As a response we have created a people making their own mark in many ways, including the architectural landscape of today.


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