Picture St. Marys
92 Wellington St. N., 1980s


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This yellow-brick two-storey was built in 1889 for R.T. Gilpin. William Williams was the architect responsible for its design. The house later became known as the childhood home of Canadian poet David Donnell, born in St. Marys in 1939. Donnell's father, Arnold Donnell, taught classics at St. Marys Collegiate. The house still retains many of its original features to this day.

The house was built with both Italianate features, such as the arched windows and decorative brackets under the roof eaves, and Gothic features including carved bargeboard and an ornate portico with a wrought-iron balcony railing above.

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 - 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):
Gilpin, R.T. ; Donnell, David ; Donnell, Arnold.
Local identifier:
LP92WellingtonN_b
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • 92 Wellington Street North, St. Marys, ON:
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.2619415823652
    Latitude: 43.2619415823652 Longitude: -81.1428005586052
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:
"92 Wellington St. N., 1980s", St. Marys Museum, LP92WellingtonN_b.
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

92 Wellington St. N., 1980s
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92 Wellington St. N., 1980s


This yellow-brick two-storey was built in 1889 for R.T. Gilpin. William Williams was the architect responsible for its design. The house later became known as the childhood home of Canadian poet David Donnell, born in St. Marys in 1939. Donnell's father, Arnold Donnell, taught classics at St. Marys Collegiate. The house still retains many of its original features to this day.

The house was built with both Italianate features, such as the arched windows and decorative brackets under the roof eaves, and Gothic features including carved bargeboard and an ornate portico with a wrought-iron balcony railing above.

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.