364 Main Street
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- Historical Name: Macklam House
Location: 364 Main Street
Legal Description: Concession 2 Part Lot 5RP 39R7974 Parts 1, 2 and 3
Date of Construction: circa 1885
Heritage Status: Listed
Summary of Cultural Attributes:
Historical: This house is located on a 2/5-acre lot that is part of a 200-acre Crown Patent in 1817 to George Shaw for all 200 acres of Lot 5, Concession 2. The property was later split into parcels. In 1885, Minnie M. D. Macklam was granted a 47-acre plot on which the house was either partially or fully built by Cornelius Valleau, a local builder. In 1904, the property passed to Clarence Thorne. In 1930, it was sold to Norman A. Raney, who along with his wife Gladys operated an adjacent fruit and honey stand called Pine Springs Farm. In 1998, the property, by then reduced to about 2/5th of an acre, passed from the Raney estate to Lorna J. Sharp. The present owner, Trevor Rutherford, acquired the property in 2003.
Architectural: This large red brick with white trim, 1 ¾ storey house is essentially Folk Victorian in style. It is T-shaped and has a veranda on the recessed part of the east wing, as well as an L extending to the back. The house features five prominent gables, all with decorative peak decorations: a large one on the front T, one on each the front sides and ends of the wings. Most windows have slightly arched lintels and shutters, with one-over-one panes (believed to be replacements); the main front window (believed to be original) is a triple with a straight lintel. The main entrance is new and has shutters. The soffits and fascia are aluminum.
Sources: MPAC; OLR Records; Brose Susan, The History of Brighton's Businesses 1816 to 2009, p. 145; personal communication
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