The Harding House is a two-and-a-half storey, steep gable roofed house with 2 two-storey bay windows with pedimented roofs. It is located in Greenspond, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Statement of Significance
Formal Recognition Type
Registered Heritage Structure
The Harding House was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2002 because of its aesthetic and cultural value.
The Harding House has aesthetic value due to its exceptionally well-preserved exterior and Victorian Gothic style elements, including the steeply pitched gable roof and a pair of two-storey, three-sided bays with classical, pedimented roofs on the front façade. The house is of wood timber construction and retains its original wood shingles on the peaks above the bay windows.
The Harding House has cultural value within Greenspond because it is one of the few remaining large houses left in the community that speaks to the community’s history as a prominent distribution centre for the northeast coast. Sitting in the centre of the community, the Harding House is a well-known landmark.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Greenspond – Harding House – FPT 1738”
Character Defining Elements
All original features which relate to the age and style of the building including:
-number of storeys;
-steeply pitched roof;
-return on the eaves;
-chimney number, style and placement;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-size, style, trim and placement of 2/2 wooden windows;
-two storey double bays topped by pediments with decorative wooden shingles;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior wooden doors;
-dimension, location and orientation of building.
Location and History
Town of Greenspond
1890 - 1890
Rectangular Long Façade