37 Fourth Street


Tall, two-storey (painted, and assumed polychrome) brick house with projecting quoins, varied fenestration and curiously squat gable at west elevation (c. 1890).

South elevation – Front door is largely glazed, unsuitable replacement with small sidelight to left, both under transom window within segmental arch. Simple, lean-to canopy above is supported by thin metal brackets at either side. To left, brick bay window, on typical brick plinth, projects at ground floor level, having 2/2 central windows and 1/1 windows at sides. Upper level has two 1/1 windows (behind metal storms) with fake shutters. Soffits have broad, beaded boards and narrow fascias are clad in sheet metal. Low hip roof has brown asphalt shingles. No chimneys remain, though two, high-level, corbelled chimney breasts at north wall indicate former wood-stove heating.

West Elevation – At ground floor gabled wing, very wide, segmental-arched aperture houses multiple-pane window, including transom two-pane, amber, textured-glass transom (both with wooden storms). At floor above are two 2/2 windows (behind metal storms), with flat gable above appearing to be later than elements elsewhere. Gable houses small, segmental-arch, lunette window with multiple panes. Face of gable is decorated with square grid filled with applied, profiled, wooden discs. At block to right, remainder of west elevation has second, ground-floor entry under simple, lean-to canopy, and 2/2 window (behind thick evergreens) further to right. Second floor has small, single-sash window adjacent divided-light French window (all with metal storms).

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