Thursday, May 15, 2014

200 year old house for Sale, 13 Sydney St., Charlottetown

            Heritage home on Sydney Street with an abundance of history, character and charm. This two and half story home offers hardwood floors, fine woodwork, large living room, large dining room, 3 large bedrooms, spacious kitchen, 1-3pc bath, 1-4 bath. Private driveway to a single car garage, water-views from all three levels, a terrific home as it is! With dreams the potential is endless. A one minute walk to the boardwalk. 4-5 min. to downtown Ch'town for the best in fine dining, theatre and shopping. According to family history related by W. Victor Purdie, this house was once a sail loft owned by William Douse (1800-1865). The loft was turned into a residence around 1875. Its early use as a sail loft might well explain the height of the building. William Douse was a prominent shipbuilder, land agent and Member of the Legislative Assembly. He came to Prince Edward Island from England in the early 1820s and soon became involved in farming, shipbuilding, brewing and auctioneering.
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 Above: my photo taken Feb. 12, 2013

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