103 & 115 Church Street

103 & 115 Church Street

Close investigation reveals that these pre-1873 neighbours share not only a splendid view of the Cathedral, but also a virtually identical form with duplicate details such as their Second Empire mansard roofs, eaves, cornices, and window trim. But there are differences: #103 carries a full width Tuscan-columned verandah topped with a similar sunporch, creating a more monumental feel. The porch at #115 is smaller but has richer details including arched spandrels and decorative columns with an inverted fleur-de-lys motif; its single storey height reveals a graceful pair of arch-top windows above. Of note is #115’s carriage house, which is essentially a charming miniature of the main house.