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Arthur St. S. 0077 - House - frame - 1860 Elmira
1860 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Birth  1860  77 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Store  77 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 77 Arthur St. South, Elmira, Ontario.  Original in possession of Marion Roes of Waterloo 2010
    77 Arthur St. South, Elmira
    original in possession of Marion Roes of Kitchener 2010
    77 Arthur St. South, Elmira, Ontario in 2010
    Eby ID Number  Buildings-74 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I74  Properties
    Last Modified  7 Aug 2011 

  • Notes 
    • Address 77 ARTHUR ST S, ELMIRA
      Property Code Category COMMERCIAL
      Survey Description
      PLAN 560 PT LOT 34
      Acres 0.100188
      Roll Number
      Teranet PIN 222200005

      Title of property:    Wylie House

      Date Constructed:   1860

      Construction materials:   frame

      Stories:   1  1/2

      Condition:   House remodeled and resided in good condition in 2010.

      Details on previous owners, builders, etc:   August Blatz -  Waterloo-96693P who operated a shoe store located on a building immediately to the right (now gone).


      75 Arthur St. South,  The Wylie house

      Built in 1860, this house is one of the oldest structures in Elmira.  Its first owner, August Blatz, was a shoemaker who had emigrated from Germany. Like many craftsmen of his day, he had his workshop next to his home - where the front left side of the building to the south is now.  The present owners, the Wylie family [Fred and Wilma (Weber) Wylie], are relatives of August Blatz.

      This one and one half storey house of Georgian proportions has changed over the years, but the clapboard exterior, two interior doors and the plank flooring remain from the original house.  The six-pane over six-pane windows, on view from the driveway side of the house, are original.  The shutters, which have been added in recent years by the Wylie family, are over 100 years old.  They were taken from Mrs. Wylie's great-grandparents' home in Floradale.

      The porch is old and may be original.  Note the vaulted roof, the delicate vergeboard, and the post lifts on the turned pillars.  The rear addition, which nicely echoes the simple style of the original house, was constructed in 1938, and the dormers are likely a later addition.  An attractive and unusual feature of the house is the simple but decorative vergeboard trimming the front and sides of the house just below the eaves.1a

      1aElmira Three Walking Tours, compiled by Susan Bryant and Bertha Thompson for the Township of Woolwich LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee), December, 1985 - submitted by Marion Roes  with permission of the authors 2011


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