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Notice of Intention to Designate 1021 Garner Road East, Ancaster (The Lampman House)

The City of Hamilton intends to designate 1021 Garner Road East, Ancaster, under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, as being a property of cultural heritage value.

The property at 1021 Garner Road East, Ancaster has cultural heritage value as a stone dwelling built between 1854-1858 by John Lampman and as representative example of Neo-Classical architecture with Georgian and Classical Revival elements. The Lampman House includes decorative quoins, voussoirs, sidelights, and a transom window. The modest, symmetrical plan was typical of Loyalist architecture in Ontario at the time.

The Lampman family were German-American immigrants who settled in British Canada following the American Revolutionary War. John Lampman and his family were formational members of the establishment of the New Connection Methodist sect in Canada, a Protestant denomination which seceded from the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Some sources indicate that the sect’s first meeting in Canada was held in the Lampman House.

The property is significant in its historical associations with the Lampman Family, one of the region’s earliest settler families and United Empire Loyalists. Contextually, the property was once part of a much larger parcel of land granted to Matthias Lampman in 1792-93. The Lampman House was also once located adjacent to a frame house built by Peter Lampman in 1896 (since demolished) at 1061 Garner Road East. The property is located along Garner Road East, formerly known as “Methodist Row” and is nearby a number of historic churches forming part of this unique cultural landscape of religious settlement.

The heritage attributes of the property at 1021 Garner Road East, Ancaster that display its cultural heritage value include:

South (Front) Façade:

  • Symmetrical three-bay façade profile;
  • Limestone rubble walls;
  • Sandstone cut quoin corner blocks;
  • Roof profile and roofline;
  • Westerly chimney;
  • Symmetrical windows including sills and stone voussoirs; and,
  • Entrance envelope including,
    • Front door;
    • Sidelights; and,
    • Transom window.

West, East, and North (Rear) Elevations:

  • Limestone rubble walls;
  • Sandstone cut quoin corner blocks;
  • Roof profile and roofline;
  • Stone voussoirs; and,
  • All windows, doors, and connections to stone masonry.

The Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest, Description of Heritage Attributes and supporting Staff Report (PED18094) and corresponding appendices (PDF, 11 MB) may also be viewed in person during regular business hours at:

Office of the City Clerk
71 Main Street West,
1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario

Written Notice of Objection

Any person may, within 30 days after the date of the publication of the Notice, serve written notice of their objections to the proposed designation, together with a statement for the objection and relevant facts.

Dated at Hamilton, this 18th day of May, 2018.

Janet Pilon
City Clerk
Hamilton, Ontario