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Architecture in Newfoundland

The House of John Abbott Heber


Photo courtesy of Kent Hotson

The Heber house is one of the finest examples of mid-nineteenth century architecture of Newfoundland. It is found in the town of Bonavista, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. It has received the Southcroft Award for historical preservation.

The house features a Hip Roof (also known locally as a Cottage Roof) and four pitched sides. The windows are at regular symmetrical intervals giving it an attractive look. The line where two slopes meet is called a "hip" in Newfoundland. The two chimneys are also frequently found in this style of houses.


© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College