Powley House - Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Posted by: BruceS
N 50° 17.400 W 107° 47.783
13U E 300814 N 5574615
Quick Description: Historic home converted to funeral home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 1:27:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM2M7A
"The Powley House is a Municipal Heritage Property occupying
four city lots at 233 Lorne Street East in Swift Current's oldest neighborhood.
The property features a prominent three-storey, red brick residence. The
heritage value of the CPowley House lies in its association with
its first owner, Hoffman Charles Powley. Powley was a prominent Swift Current
citizen and a member of the city's first municipal council. He had the building
built in 1912 at an estimated cost of $18,000. The heritage value of the
property also lies in the building's architecture and size. The building is a
representative example of the Queen Anne Revival architectural style containing
such elements as a verandah, turret, and multi-gabled roofs. The interior
finishing perpetuates the elegance of the exterior. The main floor is adorned
with oak trim, hardwood floors and separate entrances for the Powley family and
servants. The second level is less ornate since it was primarily used as the
family's living space. The modestly finished third floor was the servants'
quarters. Powley built the residence with an eye towards self-sufficiency; the
property at one time featuring its own electrical plant, water and sewage
system. It is one of the larger homes in Swift Current located at the top of the
hill in Swift Current's oldest neighbourhood." ~ Saskatchewan Heritage website
Official Heritage List: [Web Link]
233 Lorne Street E
Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada
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