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Common Name Gibbons Townhouse
Municipal Address 33 Montreal St.
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Building Demolished No
Postal Code N7A 2G2
Local Municipality Goderich
Province Ontario
Construction Date 1842
Type of Recognition Municipal Register, Individual Designation of Property
(Municipal), Heritage Conservation District
(Municipal), Plaque
Building Historic Use Residence Single Dwelling
Building Current Use Commerce/Commercial Services Office or Office Building
Building Form
Massing Units Single Detached Single Detached
Plan Square/Rectangular Square/Rectangular
Wings None None
Storeys Two Two
Main Exterior Wall
Basement / Foundation Wall Material Stone Stone
Brick Stretcher Bond Stretcher Bond
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Photo Location just off Courthouse Square at streetline
Photo Location just off Courthouse Square at streetline

Roof shape and Detail
Roof Type Gable Gable
Typical Window
Structural Opening Flat Flat
Structural & Decorative Form Flat Arch Flat Arch
Sash Arrangement Double-Hung Double-Hung
Special Pane Arrangment - Double-Hung 6/6 6/6
Main Entrance
Location Centre (facade) Centre (facade)
Structural Opening Flat Flat
Structural & Decorative Form Transom Transom
Entrance Special Features Transom & Side-Lights Transom & Side-Lights, 1 Leaf 1 Leaf
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Photo 2009 Entrance door West facade
Photo 2009 Entrance door West facade

Access
Entrance Stair Ground Floor Ground Floor
Design
Architect N/A
Historical
Historic Owner Built for Robert Gibbons, local butcher and later Warden, mayor, Sheriff and MPP.
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Sketch 33 Montreal by Nick Hill c.1970s
Sketch 33 Montreal by Nick Hill c.1970s

Statement of Significance
Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest -bay front and a central door. The entrance is celebrated in the usual local manner with rectangular lites but, as a mature Georgian design, is not overly elaborate. Internal symmetry is evident in window and chimney placement, the latter incorporated in parapets, which define the gable ends. A further attraction of this building is that although there are a number of homes of this period within Goderich, most are concerned with vertical lines (i.e. exaggeration of height). Thirty-
Last updated 2017-12-12 18:27:35.930
Group Goderich Municipality
Added By Bob Davis
Date Added February 1, 2012
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