Hunt House - Maison Hunt - Ottawa
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N 45° 23.467 W 075° 41.336
18T E 446072 N 5026630
Quick Description: Hunt House, built for Benjamin J. Hunt in 1898, is located on Hopewell Avenue. La maison Hunt, construite pour Benjamin J. Hunt en 1898, est située sur l'avenue Hopewell.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/19/2013 8:16:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMHKC7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
This 2 1/2-storey, front-gabled frame structure was built in 1898 for Benjamin J. Hunt, a pressman. The well-preserved clapboard finish is highlighted by a solid verge board. The modest trellis work on the front façade and at a side entry differ from the more exuberant gingerbread produced in the late-Victorian era.
The building was put up in one of the Ottawa’s early suburbs, and its exterior, including additions, marks it as a typical example of single family residences in this area. Houses such as this were often home to working-class families. They could be ranged closely together, yet the design afforded each family its own space. The front veranda, by enticing families to sit and catch a breeze during the brunt of summer heat waves, helped promote neighbourliness and community spirit.

In 1924, Hunt, possibly upon retirement, established a taxi cab business located on the property, and in 1933, started a service station, also located on the property. In 1934, Roswell James and his wife Bea moved into the house as its new owners and remained there until 1965. Part of the house’s corner lot was sold during the mid-1960s and a duplex has been constructed on it.

The house was designated a cultural heritage property in 1981 as being a “fine example of a single family residence in one of Ottawa’s early suburbs.”

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Hunt House

Text of the plaque mounted on the front of the house:

Hunt House
This house was
built for
Benjamin J. Hunt,
a pressman

Maison Hunt

Texte de la plaque posée sur le devant de la maison:

Cette maison
fut construite
pour Benjamin J.
Hunt, imprimeur
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Residential Building

County or Regional Municipality: Ottawa-Carleton

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