Shane Coxworth &  Chris Larmer

Shane Coxworth & Chris Larmer

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Shane Coxworth &  Chris Larmer

Shane Coxworth & Chris Larmer

Sales Representatives

Coldwell Banker - R.M.R. Real Estate, Brokerage*

Mobile:
905-903-7965 or 416-500-6377
Office:
905-852-4338
Toll Free:
866-666-2696
Email Me

We Look Back Wednesday's | Uxbridge's History | Joseph E. Gould Residence

Joseph E. Gould Residence - Circa 1874

Photo Circa 1895 Courtesy of Uxbridge - Scugog Historic Homes & Heritage Buildings by: Paul Arculus J. Peter Hvidsten

 

In 1875 this house was built for Joseph E. Gould and his wife Elizabeth by local contractor Richard Mauder.  The property located in the northeast corner of town was original the size of approximately 8 town lots.  The house was built to face First Avenue and could be seen from the road until the houses were built along First Avenue in the 1950's.

The design of the house features two identical wings that surround what was originally the front entrance.  The east and west facing gables as well as the dormer above the front porch feature intricate bargeboard.  In the two front facing gables there are two windows that are adorned with carved wooden awnings on the top and small balcony's on the bottom.  Only one of these window features is in its original condition.  You will also notice that all the windows have squared tops.  Mr Gould used these windows as they were cheaper than the curved topped windows, which would have left more money for all the bargeboard, the decorative brackets and carvings seen in the peaks of the roof.  The bargeboard and decorative brackets are believed to be unique to Uxbridge and can be seen in other historic homes around town.  The house was originally a brick construction, however over the years much of the brick has been covered up by siding or painted blue.

 

Photo Circa 1895 Courtesy of Uxbridge - Scugog Historic Homes & Heritage Buildings by: Paul Arculus J. Peter Hvidsten

 

The house remained in the Gould family until 1910 when it was purchased by Norman and Mary Beal for $2,000.   Norman operated a tannery on Main Street and was mayor of Uxbridge from 1910 - 1912.  Mary was the grand daughter of Joseph Gould.  Norman and Mary would go on to live in the home until 1920.   Ownership changed hands in 1922 and again in 1924 when Robert Palmer purchased it.   Mr. Palmer severed a number of lots off the original parcel of land but kept the original property, which remained in the Palmer family until 1978.

 

The photo below taken in the fall of 2021 shows what would have originally been the back of the house from Second Avenue.

 

Source and Credits

Uxbridge - Scugog Historic Homes & Heritage Buildings by: Paul Arculus J. Peter Hvidsten

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