Pelham Council unanimously approved designating 1732 Cream Street (also known as The Comfort House) under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value.
“Council is pleased to designate The Comfort House as a heritage site in Pelham due to its architectural, historical and contextual value,” said Mayor Dave Augustyn. “In making our decision, we reviewed the building’s heritage and took into consideration the owner’s desire to help preserve this important piece of our community’s history.”
The property, located on the west side of Cream Street, north of Tice Road, meets the criteria for designation prescribed by the Province of Ontario under the three categories of:
1. design/physical value
2. historical/associative value, and
3. contextual value.
About The Comfort House1732 Cream Street is a one-and-a-half storey residence built in approximately 1816. The house is designed in Georgian-style of architecture, currently finished with blue-toned wood siding veneer. The building is simple and symmetrical in form, with small-paned 12 over 12 double-hung sash windows on the front of the first floor. The interior of the dwelling contains two large brick fireplaces, original hardwood flooring, exposed beam ceilings and windows framed by simple wood treatments. For more details, read the full heritage report.
The property has been maintained in good condition, and is a suitable example of a Georgian-style farm dwelling that is simple in its design and layout with many original features remaining.