Gordon Street – 1453

By-law: (2006)-18201

Legal Description: Pt Lot 7, Concession 7

Designated Portions

Farm House – The Gordon Street Elevation and the North and South facades, including the kitchen extension.

It is intended that any non-original features may be returned to their original documented form without requiring City Council permission for an alteration to the designation.

Property History

The property at 1453 Gordon Street is a 1 ½ storey farmhouse located on the west side of Gordon Street, along the former Brock Road in the Township of Puslinch now part of Guelph’s south end.

1453 Gordon Street’s cultural heritage value lies in it being one of the remaining examples of a farmhouse that is related to the settlement of the area and the Brock Road School House situated across the street. Typical of a neo-classical vernacular Victorian Ontario farmhouse, it features a side gable main roof and front centre gable with Gothic window. Constructed circa 1870, the home is composed of pressed red brick in a stretcher bond pattern with a beaded pink mortar.

As described on the key plan (included in by-law), the key exterior attributes that embody the heritage value of 1453 Gordon Street as an example of a Brock road farmhouse include:

  • 1 ½ storey Victorian Ontario farmhouse with gable roof
  • Gothic window on front façade
  • Constructed with pressed red brick
  • Kitchen extension and drive shed

The interior of the house has been largely disturbed over the course of the years. Much of the original details are missing and there are no recommendations to protect the interior elements.