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42 Armour Crescent

Address:42 Armour Crescent
Original Use:Dwelling
Constructed:1956
Architects:D. F. Plumton
Contractors:Campbell Construction Company

More Information

Period accounts describe the "flat-top roof of this bungalow home" as presenting "an interesting departure from the more conventional gabled-roof house." (The Ottawa Journal, Thursday, September 7, 1961, 12) This article elaborates: "An overall pleasing effect has been creatd by the straight lines of the exterior design. With the living room at the rear, where it overlooks and has access to the garden, the house should appeal to those who like privacy. Both front and side entrances are protected from the weather. The side entrance from the carport leads directly into a family room adjoining, the dining room and kitchen. ... The floor area ot the house is 1,277 square feet with exterior dimension of 44 feet by 36 feet." Working drawings for this house, known as Design 2305, were available for sale from the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Recognition and Awards

  • Canadian Housing Design Council 1958 Award winner

Design Characteristics

Doors:The main entryway is a single door located at the front of the house, raised two steps above grade.
Roof:Flat roof
Materials:Vertical wood siding, stucco
Size:Single storey
1,275 square feet
Style:Ranch
Suburb:Woodhaven
Garage:Attached carport
Frontage Direction:South East
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Sources

  • RAIC Journal 35 (June 1958): 233.
  • University of Manitoba, Fine Arts and Architecture Library, Building File