David Scrimgeour built this house in 1896 where he lived with his wife Sarah, and six children. He and his older brother formed Scrimgeour Brothers Avon Planing Mill manufacturing building details. They were also contractors who did construction for businesses and residences in Stratford. He spent many years in public service and was city tax collector until his death in 1906.
This popular Queen Anne Revival style features an asymmetrical facade with a traditional sunburst patterned pediment over the front entry and beautifully detailed porch pillars. Another feature of note is the decorative yellow brick over Romanesque windows, as well as the two-storey bay.
Catherine Cassidy is a Designer with Build, a construction firm in Stratford, Ontario, specializing in new custom homes and renovations.
I am a licensed carpenter,