News Releases

Notice of Intention to Designate 2042 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster

In the matter of the Ontario Heritage Act and the property in the City of Hamilton known municipally as 2042 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster notice is hereby given that the City of Hamilton intends to designate this property as being a property of cultural heritage value.

Why?

The property at 2042 Jerseyville Road West possesses cultural heritage value, expressed in historical associations with the Kelly family, who contributed to the development of the Alberton settlement, as well as to the early agricultural settlement of Ancaster. The farmhouse located on this property also has architectural value as an example of a one-and-a-half storey, vernacular interpretation of the Georgian architectural style, with Neo-Classical elements. The farmhouse is also a rare surviving example of Pre-Confederation frame construction. The Reasons for Designation apply to all elevations and the roofline of the former farmhouse including all façades, entranceways, windows, and brick chimneys, together with construction materials of brick, wood, and glazing, building techniques, and landscape features.

The Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest, Description of Heritage Attributes and supporting cultural heritage assessment can also be viewed in person during regular business hours at:

Office of the City Clerk
71 Main Street West, 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5

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 28th day of April, 2017.

R. Caterini
City Clerk
Hamilton, Ontario

Contact
Jeremy Parsons, Cultural Heritage Planner II
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1214
Email: jeremy.parsons@hamilton.ca


The Kelly House is a one-and-a-half storey frame dwelling that was constructed circa 1859 and was originally clad in board and batten (now clad in aluminum siding). The dwelling was built in the Georgian architectural style and includes elements of Neo-Classical architecture. There was a rear addition which was added in the 1990s. During the 1970s, chimneys were constructed at the end of each gable using brick from the basement floor. One window has since been replaced and wooden shutters have been added to the façade windows. Overall, the original dwelling has had few alterations and largely contains an intact interior and exterior form.

The property at 2042 Jerseyville Road West possesses cultural heritage value, expressed in historical associations with the Kelly family, which contributed to the development of the Alberton settlement, as well as to the early agricultural settlement of Ancaster. The farmhouse located on this property also has architectural value as an example of a one-and-a-half storey, vernacular interpretation of the Georgian architectural style, with Neo-Classical elements. The farmhouse is also a rare surviving example of Pre-Confederation frame construction. The Reasons for Designation apply to all elevations and the roofline of the former farmhouse including all façades, entranceways, windows, and brick chimneys, together with construction materials of brick, wood, and glazing, building techniques, and landscape features.

The heritage attributes of the property at 2042 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster that display its cultural heritage value include:

Front (North) Façade:

  • asymmetrical arrangement of four bays
  • roofline together with wood cornice and fascia
  • frontispiece with classical door surround, wood door and transom
  • six-over-six windows together with the openings, wood frames, entablatures, muntins and glazing
  • gable end chimneys

Side (West) Elevation:

  • side gable together with wood fascia
  • six-over-six window on the first floor together with the openings, wood frame, muntins and glazing
  • window opening on the second floor

Side (East) Elevation:

  • side gable roofline together with wood fascia
  • six-over-six windows together with the openings, wood frames, muntins and glazing

Rear (South) Elevation:

  • original exterior five-inch wood clapboard siding, now an interior wall within the new addition which repeats a back kitchen-tail and back porch
  • roofline together with wood cornice and fascia
  • six-over-six and three-over-three double hung windows on the first floor (now preserved inside an interior wall) together with the openings, wood frames, muntins and glazing
  • four-pane side-sliding windows on the second floor together with wood frames, muntins and glazing

Landscape features:

  • The stand of four mature black walnut trees fronting Jerseyville Road West.