Picture St. Marys
481 Water St. S., 1980s


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This house was built in the early 1850s by stonemason Alexander McDonald . McDonald 's work can be seen in several buildings and structures in St. Marys including the Junction Station, the London railway viaduct and the Victoria Bridge. McDonald built this house for rental income. It is a stone building with a small covered porch. Large flat stones mark the chimney flues along the sides of the house. The front door is surrounded by a transom window and sidelights to allow more light into the house. An interesting feature of the house is the architrave; note the stones projecting under the roof eaves. An addition was built into the hill at the back of the house in later years.

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.
Notes:
Condition: Excellent - Image is clear. Two miniscule white spots in image, possible damage to 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):
McDonald, Alexander.
Local identifier:
LP481WaterS_a
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • 481 Water Street South, St. Marys, ON:
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.2478198276713
    Latitude: 43.2478198276713 Longitude: -81.1505870113754
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:
"481 Water St. S., 1980s", St. Marys Museum, LP481WaterS_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
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

481 Water St. S., 1980s
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481 Water St. S., 1980s


This house was built in the early 1850s by stonemason Alexander McDonald . McDonald 's work can be seen in several buildings and structures in St. Marys including the Junction Station, the London railway viaduct and the Victoria Bridge. McDonald built this house for rental income. It is a stone building with a small covered porch. Large flat stones mark the chimney flues along the sides of the house. The front door is surrounded by a transom window and sidelights to allow more light into the house. An interesting feature of the house is the architrave; note the stones projecting under the roof eaves. An addition was built into the hill at the back of the house in later years.

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.