Oxford Street – 16

By-law: (1983)-11359

Legal Description: Part Lot 641, Plan 8

Designated Portions

The designation covers the Oxford Street façade and the rest of the original brick structure, while excluding rear additions of later date. Features of the Oxford Street façade are, more specifically:

  • The deep, four-columned verandah with railings of turned balusters.
  • The central enclosed entry vestibule of wood and glass.
  • Two bow windows under the verandah.
  • Three upper floor windows, surmounted by brick arches, with fitted shutters.
  • Gable end of roof over the easterly half of the façade.

The brick side-walls, side window openings and roof, of intersecting gable form, are the recognized parts of the rest of the original structure.

Property History

This two storey house was built of cream-coloured brick on a stone foundation about 1871. Originally it faced Nelson Crescent but was relocated circa 1912. Its façade retains considerable character with its twin bow windows and enclosed entry vestibule beneath the wide verandah. For ninety years it was the home of the family of George Williams, prominent Wyndham street merchant. The house forms a significant visual anchor for the residential streetscape to the west.

The designation covers the Oxford Street façade and the rest of the original brick structure, while excluding rear additions of later date.