CONSTABLE HOUSE 1907
5 Wellington St. N - GPS N43 07.545  -  W079 11.676

The Constable House is executed in a simplified version of the "Jacobethan" style and is possibly the only example of this 20th century Renaissance Revival style in Thorold's domestic architecture.  Renaissance Revival styles became popular in the U.S. between 1900 and1920, and were illustrated in pattern books of the period, but as they were primarily used for more ostentatious homes of the well to do, this style is much less common than other early twentieth century revival styles.

On October 31, 1906, Philip Rouse and his wife sold lots 5,6, and 7 on the west side of Wellington St. to John Constable and wife. The house was begun early in March 1907 and was ready to be roofed by May.

On March 26, 1907, the Thorold Post carried the following report:

"Robert Constable is putting up a fine stone residence on Wellington Street facing east, being the south half of the site recently purchased from Philip Rouse.  The building will be of brown stone, with limestone trimmings, two stories high, and 26X39 feet over all, and cellar under the whole.  It will contain four bedrooms, hall and bathroom upstairs, and hall, parlor, dining room and kitchen downstairs. It will be piped for waterworks and gas, and wired for electricity, and have all modern improvements.  It will be a decided ornament to that part of the town, and Bob's enterprise is to be commended."

Robert Constable served as his own builder, along with his father, John Constable.  Both were stonecutters, and John was one of the stonecutters who worked on the building of 'Maplehurst'.

The Constable family remained there until January 1914,when the property was expropriated by the Crown for the expansion of the Welland Canal.

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Allanburg Heritage Oak Tree
Allanburg United Church
Allanburg Village Cemetery

Beaverdams Burying Grounds

Beaverdams Methodist Church & Graveyard

Beckett’s Reserve, Duncan McFarland House,
Stephen Beatty House

Calcott-Walker House

Camp House

Carl, Misener, Bald Cemetery

Carnegie Library

Carr-Millar-McMillan Block
Carroll-Tracy House
Carter-Holland House

Chestnut Hall

Constable House

Decew Young House

Decou House Monument

Dobbie House
Dominion Government Building
East Side School Bell
Fire Bell

First Presbyterian Church

Flannery House
Fraser-McMann House
George Bouk House

Grenville House

Griffiths House
Kennedy-Ward House
L.G. Lorriman/Central School
Lynch House
Macartney Drug Store
Maplehurst

Memorial Park

Millar House
Millstone - Welland Mills

Moore-Lampman House
Munro House
O'Brien House
Old Firehall
Port Robinson Brick School

Quebec Bank

Robert Elliot House

Ross House

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Sir Edward Beatty House

Stewart House

The Stone Store

Trinity United Church
War Memorial

Welland Canal 2nd River Lock

Welland Mills