Typical of a modest mid-19th century labourer’s cottage, Patrick Cassidy built this house (650 Charlotte Street) circa 1853.
Cassidy immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1836 while his wife and seven children followed in 1837. This unpretentious shingled house is essentially of a late vernacular style where simple efficient forms are carried out in post and beam construction, typical of the period. The existing barn in the back yard dates from the same time.
Cassidy’s daughter Eliza was a servant for many years at Elmcroft for the Hon. Neville Parker.