The Gothic Revival Cottage
Southampton is fortunate to have an abundance of charming Gothic Revival cottages that make a significant contribution to the beauty and historical character of our town. Southampton Cultural Heritage Conservancy photographers are informed and inspired by the writings of heritage conservation expert John Blumenson, who happens to be a Southampton homeowner. In his book chapter entitled “Gothic Revival (1830-1900),” he has written that “small Gothic Revival cottages were promoted by such academics as J.C. Loudon and A.J. Downing, but also by The Canadian Farmer, vol. 2, 1865. Vernacular variations of this small centre-gable cottage were very popular.” Source: John Blumenson, Ontario Architecture: A Guide to Styles and Building Terms 1784 to the Present (Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1990): 37-51.