Picture St. Marys
257 Thomas St., 1980s


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This one-storey red brick home was built in the late 1880s for Margaret Aiken Humphris, a widow who lived there with her children including her son Joseph Humphris. Joseph Humphris was a local architect and carpenter who owned a planing mill and helped design several homes and buildings in St. Marys including the Carnegie Library.

The house features accent brick headers above the windows and front door along with lighter brick quoins running down the sides of the house. Decorative brackets are under the roof eaves. The recessed front door is highlighted by a transom window and sidelights. This building is an example of the Regency style with its symmetrical plan, large windows and hipped roof. Additions have been added to the back of the building and the shutters and lantern have been removed but the home retains many of its original features.

In the winter and early spring of 1982-1983, Randall Speller, a colleague of Larry Pfaff from the Art Gallery of Ontario, took a series of black and white photographs of houses of architectural significance in St. Marys. Larry Pfaff and several local friends who shared this interest in architecture took some additional photographs in a subsequent summer. This photograph is one of this series.

*To see additional photographs related to this image click on the "detail" link under the image.
Notes:
Condition: Excellent - Image is clear. No signs of damage to the negative.
Dimensions:
Width: 3.6 cm
Height: 2.3 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 3.6cm
Image Height: 2.3cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Humphris, Margaret Aiken ; Humphris, Joseph.
Local identifier:
LP257Thomas_a
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • 257 Thomas Street, St. Marys, ON:
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.2529539693341
    Latitude: 43.2529539693341 Longitude: -81.1486504564667
Donor:
Larry Pfaff - on behalf of LACAC.
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"257 Thomas St., 1980s", St. Marys Museum, LP257Thomas_a.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal research or study; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction. High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
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Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

257 Thomas St., 1980s
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257 Thomas St., 1980s


This one-storey red brick home was built in the late 1880s for Margaret Aiken Humphris, a widow who lived there with her children including her son Joseph Humphris. Joseph Humphris was a local architect and carpenter who owned a planing mill and helped design several homes and buildings in St. Marys including the Carnegie Library.

The house features accent brick headers above the windows and front door along with lighter brick quoins running down the sides of the house. Decorative brackets are under the roof eaves. The recessed front door is highlighted by a transom window and sidelights. This building is an example of the Regency style with its symmetrical plan, large windows and hipped roof. Additions have been added to the back of the building and the shutters and lantern have been removed but the home retains many of its original features.

In the winter and early spring of 1982-1983, Randall Speller, a colleague of Larry Pfaff from the Art Gallery of Ontario, took a series of black and white photographs of houses of architectural significance in St. Marys. Larry Pfaff and several local friends who shared this interest in architecture took some additional photographs in a subsequent summer. This photograph is one of this series.

*To see additional photographs related to this image click on the "detail" link under the image.