STREET ADDRESS: 31 Willow Street
YEAR BUILT: 1875-1878
Italianate in style, this is a two storey home of wood construction. The three bay, symmetrical facade has a centered doorway. The low pitched, hip roof has wide eaves supported by brackets and originally a cupola was found at the peak. There are two large, inset chimneys on the main house and a third on the rear ell. The large windows are two over two double hung and several are trimmed with heavy entablitures. Two, three sided bays are located to the side. There is a pedimented false gable centered at the front and the main entrance is located in an enclosed porch. A small, open veranda runs along the rear of the house. The foundation is of concrete.
Originally part of John Bingay's estate, this lot was purchased by Frederick R.S. Mildon from Bingay's widow for $900.00 in 1875. Presumably Mildon and his wife Abbie had this house built within the next few years when they sold it to Zebina Goudey for $5.000.00. Goudey a shipowner, died in 1887 leaving the property to his widow Almira. Almira A. Goudey is listed as residing here in the 1890 and 1895 directories. In 1906 she sold the property to Ninnie C. Rankin, wife of Alfred N. Rankin, a broker from New York.
Situated at the corner of two streets, this house is surrounded by large trees and an old hedge. The house has been converted into apartments and vinyl siding added.
PRESENT OWNER: Yarmouth Enterprises Ltd.
ADDRESS: 13 Brunswick Street Yarmouth, N.S.
ORIGINAL OWNER: Frederick R.S. Mildon
ORIGINAL USE: Home
PRESENT USE: Apartments
|HISTORY OF BUILDING|
|Frederick R.S. Mildon||Sept. 1 1875||Nov. 7 1878||Merchant||AY 152|
|Zebrina Goudey||Nov. 7 1878||Nov. 22 1887||Shipowner||BC 75|
|Almira A. Goudey||Nov. 22 1887||Sept. 25 1906||Widow||Will #2009|
|Minnie C. Rankin||Sept. 25 1906||Sept. 25 1906||Wife of Alfred Rankin (Broker)||CR 890|
|Belle W. Harris||Sept. 25 1906||Dec. 17 1914||Widow||CR 918|
|Alice Johnson Lee||Dec. 17 1914||Jan. 2 1938||Landlady||DE 551|
|H. Blanchard Flint ct. al.||Mar. 25 1938||Oct. 28 1938||(Heirs of A.J. Less)||Will #3296|
|Karl W. Baker (as trustee)||March 25 1938||Oct. 28 1938||Merchant||EM 460|
|Bessie Hatfield||Oct. 28 1938||Oct. 29 1958||Stenographer||EM 747|
|Frank A. Moores||Oct. 29 1958||June 4 1964||Accountant||FX 237|
|Malcolm R. Moores/Muriel Moores||June 4 1964||Jan. 5 1967||Office Manager/wife||GB 660|
|Malcolm Moores||Jan. 5 1967||N/A||Retired Accountant||GS 429|
|Yarmouth Enterprises Ltd.||N/A||Present||N/A||No recorded deed|
COMMENTS ON HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Alice Johnson Lee was born in Yarmouth the daughter of William and Lois Johnson. At one time she operated the popular Stanwood's Inn, on the Bay View side of Yarmouth Harbour. Later she conducted a lodging house from this building, until her death in 1938 at the age of 72.
SOURCES: Registry of Deeds (Yarmouth) Yarmouth Directories (1890)(1895) 1878 B.E.V. map of Yarmouth Town