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Gibbons Townhouse

33, Montreal Street, Goderich, Town of, Ontario, N7A, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1981/09/09

Of note is the central entrance with sidelights and transom.; Kayla Jonas, 2008.
Façade, Gibbons Townhouse, 2008
Featured is one of the parapet gable ends, defined by a chimney.; Kayla Jonas, 2008.
Southwest Elevation, Gibbons Townhouse, 2008
Featured is the symmetrical five-bay façade.; Kayla Jonas, 2008.
Northwest Elevation, Gibbons Townhouse, 2008

Autre nom(s)

Gibbons Townhouse
33 Montreal Street

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2009/10/21

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Gibbons Townhouse is situated on the south side of Montreal Street, south of the Square, in the Town of Goderich. The property consists of a two-storey, red-brick Georgian style residence that was constructed in circa 1842.

The property was designated by the Town of Goderich in 1981 for its architectural value under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-Law 50 of 1981).

Valeur patrimoniale

The Gibbons Townhouse is associated with prominent local politician Robert Gibbons. Gibbons served as local warden, sheriff, mayor and Member of Provincial Parliament.

Constructed in circa 1842, the Gibbons Townhouse is a typical example of the commercial or town buildings of the late 19th century. The building is rectangular, with a five-bay front and a central door. The entrance is celebrated in the usual local manner with rectangular side and transom lights 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. Care is taken to exaggerate the height by using vertical lines. The horizontal proportion is exaggerated by spacing windows further apart as they approach the outer edges of the building.

Source: Town of Goderich By-Law 7 of 1978.

Éléments caractéristiques

Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Gibbons Townhouse include its:
- two-storey red brick construction
- gable roof
- parapet gable ends
- two wide chimneys at the gable ends
- 6 over 6 windows
- central entranceway including rectangular transom and side lights
- symmetrical five-bay façade




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (Ont.)

Loi habilitante

Loi sur le patrimoine de l'Ontario

Type de reconnaissance

Désignation du patrimoine municipal (partie IV)

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes

1981/01/01 à 1981/01/01

Thème - catégorie et type

Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
L'architecture et l'aménagement

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Bureau ou édifice à bureaux


Logement unifamilial

Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Town of Goderich Town Hall 57 West Street Goderich N7A2K5

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Identificateur féd./prov./terr.




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