Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Nice house on York Street, St. Catharines

Here is very nice example on York Street near our home of a Georgian Style home, one of my favourite designs.
The Georgian Style was brought to Upper Canada (Canada, prior to 1867, was known as Upper Canada - Ontario and the west - and Lower Canada - anywhere down the St. Lawrence River) by United Empire Loyalists who had lost everything that they owned in the war between England and the United States (1755 - 1778).
St. Catharines does indeed have a strong Loyalist past. Our own home is reminiscent of that style, although not as impressive. Owen Sound, where my mother grew up, has many homes in its downtown area that seem more remeniscent of the Queen Anne style, although I'm no expert.