Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cascumpec, PEI

Here's a few photos i took in Cascumpec the other day.
The house below is center gable style - this style was popular in the mid 1800's.  The verandah was likely added later.
 The house has narrow paired four-over-four windows on the north/front side of the house.
Behind this house is a well cover - years ago many homes had their dug wells covered for safety and safety of the well water.
 Just up the road is the Cascumpec United Church - services are held here in summers.
This little church has much detailing from the trapezoid transoms to the wrought-iron steeple top.

 Below is a gable vent.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Old PEI Barns

This old barn below is located in Ellerslie.
This large gambrel roof barn is located in Burlington
This traditional style barn is also located in Burlington
Another old gambrel roof barn in Long River
This very large beautifully decorated L-shaped barn is located in Northam.
The roof vents have cross-gabled roof and the dormers have paired windows in a casement style.
This barn is located on St. Mary's Road - it has all the elements of an old PEI barn.
This old barn is located in Carleton (near Coleman) - the homestead was settled in the 1850's - I'd say the barns date back to that period.  Much of the barns exterior walls are board and batten.
The front corner of the barn was damaged in a wind storm in the winter of 2009.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Summerside Area Today

For a change I'm posting a few photos I took this evening in the Summerside area.

This barn is near the main intersection at Miscouche - a great large barn.
 The gambrel roof features two large dormers and three roof vents.
Further down the road is Linkletter Beach - here are two mid 20th-century cottages.  I've always been interested in the styles of these little P.E.I. cottages and would like to research and document them further someday.
A bit further up the road in St. Eleanors is the former Isaac Jeffery/ George A. Jeffery /Effie Jeffery Homestead.  This was the original site of the first Jeffery settlement on P.E.I. in 1810 - the farm consisted of 604 acres running down to the shore and today mostly occupied by the Summerside Golf Course.  This house was built about 1865 and replaced the original house "a cottage covered with roses" - the present house was built by Isaac Jeffery (son of George Jeffery, immigrant from the Isle of Wight) and his wife Louisa McInnis.   
In 1983 Effie and her sister Kathleen showed me through this old house then let me drive their 1955 Chevy up to St. John's Anglican Church cemetery to show me where our relatives were buried.  Kathleen died in Florida later that year and Effie died in 1987.  An estate auction of all the contents of this property was held in August 1987 - a year later the house was sold out of the family.
The property had many silver maple trees and during my 1983 visit I was given a seedling to take home with me.
Note the gingerbread running trim on the gable dormer.  The gabled window and square bay windows have much detailing  The new owners have done a great job retaining the original character of the house.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Murray River Farmhouse

This beautiful detailed Island-ell Style farmhouse is located on the south side of the Murray River overlooking the river.
This nicely kept house has the following features - wrap-around verandah with gingerbread and running trim; bay window, cedar shingle siding; upper gable decorative cut shingles; a single dormer with pediment roof; eave returns; frieze board; 2-over-2 windows; and traditional style screened door.

The upper gable features decorative-cut cedar shingles with diamond and square cut patterns.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Another Trip to Eastern P.E.I.

A farmhouse on Grey's Rd., Rte.201 in Hopefield.
The house is a typical late 19th-century Island-ell farmhouse.
The barn too is typical late 19th-century post and beam built with steep gabled roofs.
This house is on the Wood Island Road, Rte. 315 in Caledonia.  It's an Island-ell style house with double dormers over the kitchen wing.
At the intersection of  Rte. 315 and Rte. 24 in Caledonia is this Presbyterian Church.  There is much Scottish tradition in this community and evident at the church.

The front door with Scottish motto above.
The steeple is topped with a beautiful forged Scotch Thistle - likely crafted by a local blacksmith.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Munn House, Murray River

I made a trip to Murray River this afternoon to check on the progress of Greg's house renovation/restoration.  Here's a few photos - check out his blog...

 I love the sight and texture of a freshly shingled building.

 The craftsmanship of Mike McCarthy (East Coast Carpentry) and his crew is impecible.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Old Barns, Summerfield, P.E.I.

As I drove by these barns this evening, on Route-2 Highway, I had to pull over and photograph them - the stubble from last fall's harvest reflected a tinge of golden glow on a somewhat dull landscape.