Architectural heritage

The Birmingham House

 

Maison Burmingham
Farmer John Matthew Birmingham built this house in 1885. The added second floor with a roof at a right angle with the main structure, has greatly modified the base volume of the house. The front eaves open up at the centre into a large rampant* dormer window while at the back, another dormer window traverses the entire roof-slope. The house has hung windows with small panes and cedar shingles on its outer siding. There is a gallery with symmetrical openings only along the front of the house. Windows, architrave mouldings, corner boards, shingles and steel sheeting are all in remarkable shape, giving much charm to this well preserved house.

* The dormer window follows the same slope as the main roof.

 
     
  382, route d'Irlande, Percé