171 Church Street

171 Church Street

While it possibly evolved from an earlier back portion (c. 1850), the grand frontspiece of this residence was built for Dr. Crockett in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts style. It appears to have served as the inspiration for the adjacent 205 Church Street, which it predates by a year or more. While the buildings appear similar, 171 Church has subtle differences; notably a wider spacing of the front Ionic column pairs, a lower roof pitch at the gabled pediment, wooden quoins at the building corners, and a shorter verandah. The interior boasts one of the City’s most stunning stained glass windows: a fanciful "summer" scene depicting a maiden surrounded by cherubs.