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Background SpacerCranston Post Office
915 Regional Road 29, Caledonia, Ontario.

History:
The Cranston Post Office is the only 19th century building still standing in the former hamlet of Cranston. The older, rear part, is a rare surviving example of an early settler's three-room plank cottage; it retains much of its original features. The newer, front part of the house was built in a Victorian Gothic style. Both parts of the house are excellent examples of their respective styles and periods, and both are unusually well preserved. The Cranston Post Office was an essential link between the backwoods settlers of Oneida and the rest of the world; this is where they gathered to discuss news from near and far.

Features Designated Front:

  • Two stove chimneys
  • Roof
  • Wooden barge board, fascia, and v-matched soffits
  • Bracketed cornice above the front bay window
  • All window sash, frames, and shutters
  • Glass panes in bay window with names of former inhabitants scratched into them
  • Front door
  • Front verandah including roof, bracketed cornice, posts, wooden floor, and steps
  • All masonry including patterned brickwork and stone foundation

Features Designated Rear:

  • One stove chimney
  • Roof
  • Fascia and soffit
  • Board and batten siding
  • Exterior doors and trim
  • Wooden window sash and frames

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