115 Main Street
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- Historical Name: Rube Cheer House
Location: 115 Main Street
Legal Description: Plan 28 Part Lot 28 Part Lot 2
Property: Two-storey house and a two-storey carriage house
Date of Construction: 1904 for both the house and carriage house
Heritage Status: Listed
Summary of Cultural Attributes:
Historical: Although MPAC records suggest this house was built in 1902, OLR records indicate that the likely builder, Benjamin Ewing, only acquired this property in 1904 for $100 from the Proctor family - Isaac, W.C. and John E. Hence it is believed that 1904 is more likely; in 1919, Benjamin sold it for $2000 to Mary White and Margaret Frost and from them it went in 1926 to Harold M. Cheer, who apparently went buy the name Maurice but was generally known as Rube Cheer. In 1952, Mr. Cheer sold the property and it changed ownership twice in the period to 1980, when it was purchased by Maria and Theodorus Vreeburg. Today it is used both as a home and place of business.
Architectural: This red brick with white trim, two-storey house is Italianate in style. It is rectangular in shape featuring a front porch to cover the main entrance that is marked by a double door topped by an arched transom, an east side bay window, and a west side porch for a side entrance. The roof is a low-pitched, hip roof with prominent cornices and ornate eave supports all around. Shuttered windows are one-over-one (new), slightly arched with precast, raised-grape keystones.
In the rear of this property there is has a two-storey carriage house, topped by a cupola and a front gable post, which reportedly was used in earlier years for housing Rube's chickens and two horses.
Sources: MPAC; OLR Records; The Presqu'ile Empire, Summer 1994.
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