200-year-old Hogg farmhouse receives historical designation from Town of Milton

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Published April 20, 2023 at 11:23 am

A beautiful, rare example of a mid-19th century Gothic Revival style house has been granted heritage protection by Milton council.

The property at 22 King Street was previously located at 7419 Tremaine Rd., a farmhouse residence for Alexander Hogg, built sometime around 1830.

The one-and-a-half storey, cut stone structure, was built-in a vernacular style and the house retained several original features and displayed artistic merit through the centre gable roof with four panes semicircular window, two cut stone chimneys, six over six windows with cut stone lintels and brush hammered edges, and a main entrance with cut stone lintel with bush hammered edges and four-pane transom and sidelights.

The house was recently relocated to its current location at 22 King St. and town staff concur with the owner’s heritage consultant recommendation that, at its new location, the structure will continue as a significant built heritage resource for the Town of Milton and should be designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Among the other key character-defining elements/heritage attributes are:

  • Gothic Revival style composition with three-bay, storey-and-a-half massing
  • Medium side gable roof with central cross-gable
  • Stone Chimneys with chamfered caps inside both end walls
  • Load-bearing walls chiselled ashlar masonry laid in regular courses.
  • Wood frieze with nebuly or nebulé mouldings
  • Window opening in the cross-gable with semicircular arch head formed with small stone voussoirs
  • Symmetrical fenestration on the front façade and end walls defined by plain stone lug sills and heavy stone lintels that are bush hammered with chiselled margins.
  • Wide central main entrance with interior and exterior multi-pane transoms and sidelights and five-panel wood door
  • Interior first-level architraves at the central entrance and windows that include fullwall height mouldings and panelling with twisted cord beading.
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