570. Norman B. Bennett House (FY 1984)
1511 Jarvis Street
Contributing, ca. 1924
Like several of the houses in this area of the West End, the Bennett House is representative of the simplest version of bungalow popular during the 1910’s and 1920’s. It is a one-story weatherboarded frame dwelling with a gable roof with overhanging braced eaves, a low shed dormer with lattice instead of glass windows, an off-center gable end chimney, paired windows, and a partial facade porch with paired posts and a plain balustrade. Typical of so many houses in the West End, its steep front yard has stone steps and a stone retaining wall.
Norman B. Bennett, an engineer for Southern Railway, and his wife, Gertrude, purchased the property in 1921, but it was 1925 before the city directory listed them at this address. The Bennett’s owned the house until 1965 and occupied it through at least 1950. (TR, CD)