Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Jackson Avenue Houses
William McRae and David MacDonald were business partners and were looking to diversify their partnership and earnings so these homes were built for their wives, Alexandra MacDonald and Amy McRae.
The Edwardian influence can be seen with features such as the front-gabled roofs with hipped roof returns, hipped-roof dormers, and closed eaves with wooden tongue-and-groove soffits; the wood-frame construction with wooden, double-bevelled lapped wooden siding, cornerboards, frieze boards and window casings; the open, full-width, front verandas with hipped roofs and square columns; the paneled front doors with single-pane glazing and classical detailing; the internal red-brick chimneys; and the typical fenestration pattern that includes double-hung 1-over-1 wooden-sash windows in single and double assemblies; bay windows on the front elevation; and front entrance sidelights with diamond panes.
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