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Galt (Ont.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

12 Myrtle St.

Address: 12 Myrtle St.

Owner: name withheld

Significance: This home was built circa 1900 as a simple workers' dwelling. The first owner is thought to have been William Preston, a tap and die manufacturer. 
The home was also one of the first to have been built on Myrtle Street and had originally sat on a double lot. The large lot was subdivided in 1922 when the home at 22 Myrtle St. was built. 
Architecturally, the cottage has been built of yellow brick, has a symmetrical layout with central front door. 

15-17 Myrtle Avenue

Address: 15-17 Myrtle Ave.

Owner: Name withheld

Significance: This large west-side residence was thought to have been built in the 1870s.
The semi-detached, yellow-brick home was built in the Italianate style featuring ornate brackets along its roofline and bird’s eye windows in each of its gables. The entrance features paneled doors with arched transoms which match the building’s symmetrically-arched windows. On the south Side of the home is a big bay window with large decorative arched brackets. There is a also a back porch sporting decorative woodwork.

24 Oak Street

Address: 24 Oak St.

Owners: Cathy and Peter Smith

Significance: Situated on a narrow lot in east Galt, this home is considered a good example of the Queen Anne Revival style. A common style in many of Cambridge's older neighbourhoods, it is considered one of the most eclectic styles of the early 19th century. In this rendition, the main facade is asymmetrical with a high roofline. A second storey balcony adds interest to the main facade. The foundation is exposed to show the cut grey granite stone used and the residence has retained the decorative wooden shingling.

35 Oak Street

Address: 35 Oak St.

Owners: Jean and Elmer Bowey

Significance: Built circa 1900 by Peter Gardiner, this large red-brick home has been built in the Princess Anne style. Gardiner once owned the P.W. Gardiner & Son Sash and Door Factory on Harris Street which made sashes, doors, shingles and lath. Its architectural features include the asymmetrical massing, complex roofline and large chimneys of the earlier Queen Anne style. The front porch has fluted ionic columns. The home also features a large frieze and ventilated cornice as well as the unique corner turret.

52 Oak Street

Address: 52 Oak Street

Owners: Name withheld at owner’s request

Significance: A curious blend of two different eras, this home has actually been built twice. The original frame house was built in 1860 for the MacKendrick family. The family purchased the adjoining property on which a stone house had been built in 1908. They combined the two homes into the structure seen today. The result is a vernacular home influenced by the regency style.

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