308 Hurontario Street

Two-storey, hip-roofed, (painted) brick house with articulated brick quoins, ground-floor bay window and carved keystones at corbelled voussoirs and hood-mouldings (c. 1880).


Description – House is of modest size but rich in decorative masonry features, with painted brick – assumed to be red brick with buff-brick trim. Articulated brick quoins rise from brick plinth to eaves, with single course of recessed brick between. At LH side, recent, gabled vestibule has modern, wooden elements and glazed door between tall sidelights. AT Rh side, brick bay-window has continuous (painted) ashlar sills at all facets, and segmental-arch openings with corbelled headers and hood-mouldings, all built off returned hood-mouldings (like brick imposts) at upper jambs. Each aperture has a different, carved keystone over 1/1, square-headed, aluminum window (under plywood spandrel-panel). Projecting bay has beaded soffit-boards, ogee gutter and low, hipped roof. Second-floor windows are also aluminum with plywood above, while original stone sills, ornate window heads and keystones are as at ground floor. Soffit boards are beaded, and hipped roof is clad in brown asphalt shingles, and there are no chimneys. A relatively recent, one-storey, flat-roofed, vertically boarded wood-frame addition exists at north side, having groups of tall casement windows with miniscule central lunettes above.


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