30 Third Street

Large and dignified, classically inspired, two-storey, hip-roofed, beige-brick, institutional building with tall wooden portico and stone and cast-stone trim (c. 1910).


Ground Floor – Elevated landing at entry is reached by eight concrete steps within low concrete walls, and with central metal handrail. Wooden portico comprises tall, full-height, wooden columns and similar pilasters at brick wall. Entablature has narrow architrave, deep frieze and shallow dentilled cornice above. Dentilled cornice repeats at small pediment above. Pair of ¾ glazed, front doors are of oak, with lower entablatures over single bottom panel, and set over broad stone threshold. Tympanum is assumed to have fan-light behind wooden panel. Brown-brick masonry has rustication achieved by recessing every fifth course, while round-headed windows at either side have stone sills and articulated stone voussoirs stepping up in tandem with rustication. Windows are large single-sash below leaded-light transoms (behind discreet modern storms). Floor ends with modest, stone cornice extending from entablature of portico across façade and returning along north and south elevations.


Second Floor – Brick masonry at upper level is unornamented, and with flat-arch, rubbed-brick voussoirs. Windows are paired throughout, with 1/1 double-hung (behind modern storms) over ground-floor windows, and with PVC, diamond-pane casements over portico. Sills are again of stone, and a broad, pargetted frieze extends around building above voussoir level, and below aluminum-flashed cornice adjacent aluminum-clad soffits.


Roof – Hipped roof is clad in brown asphalt shingles. At east elevation, beyond brick bay window, a tall and narrow chimney retains corbelled upper courses.

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