Help Defining my Home

nickythecanuckOctober 22, 2013
We recently moved into this home that was built in 1923 and we are just trying to dig up a history. Any ideas as to what style it is? Thanks in advance for the input!
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Where is this? Location speaks a great deal to a home's history.
    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 6:41PM
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nickythecanuck
It is in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada.
    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 6:44PM
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It looks like a slightly craftsman styled tract home. A few more different views might help others more in the know on it help you out. Are there others like it around it? Also, you should be able to find town records on other homes built at the same time to see if yours was a one-off or part of a larger development that has since had older homes razed. A history of the region may speak to the history of the home (eg: tract housing for mining, or a mill, or some economic boom, etc.)

If your interest in the home's style is more than academic (eg: you want to renovate it with the history in mind) the key is sorting out the history of how it came to be rather than the style per se. The history will speak the stylistic origins, whereas the current style it appears to be may be the remnants of various re-models that didn't necessarily respect the original history.

Make sense?
    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 8:31AM
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