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Senator Gordon Residence

Site 7:
Senator Gordon Residence
591 Copeland Street
Date Originally Built:
Present Use:
Private Residence
Evaluation Score:
Priority One

Characteristic of early 20th century Edwardian architecture, this house, built in 1911, with twin gables, a two story bay window, a hip roof with front and centre dormer, and with subtle modifications of the otherwise symmetrical design, creates interest without loss of balance. Originally, a porch protruded on the eastern side, together with a wrap-around westerly extension of the front porch, both of which were embellished with handsome wood balustrades at the ground and second floor levels.

Former residence of the late Senator Gordon, who sat from 1912 to 1942 as North Bay’s only Senator, the home is located within one of the oldest and most prestigious residential areas in North Bay. Considered to be a treasured architectural landmark, the home was designed by the resident North Bay architect, Harry W. Angus.