Dwellings - Charlottetown (P.E.I.) - Photographs



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Cundall home (YWCA)

  • CA PCA Acc4339
  • Collection
  • [ca. 193-]

This collection consists of a photograph taken from the northwest side of the house showing the gardens in front as well as the architectural detail of the house and porches. It was taken in the 1930's when the house operated as a Young Women's Christian Association residence.

In 1875 James Peake Junior, eldest son of James Ellis Peake and senior partner in Peake Bros. & Co. purchased West End House and the northern portion of property owned by J.S. Carvell on the corner of West and Kent Streets in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The house was moved across West St. and in its place James & his wife Edith Constance Alice (Haviland) commissioned "Beaconsfield", named for Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, and designed by William Critchlow Harris in a blend of Italianate and Second Empire styles. A mixture of poor personal finances and involvement in the ill-fated Bank of Prince Edward Island caused the Peakes to lose the house to Henry Cundall, holder of the mortgage, in 1882. The Cundall family lived in the house from the fall of 1883 until July of 1916. It was then renovated by the Cundall Trust as a home for friendless young women but it is uncertain if it was ever used in this capacity. It did operate as a YWCA for some of the period between 1916 and 1936 at which later date it became a nurse's residence. In 1973 it was deeded from the government to the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation. In the 1990s Beaconsfield was redecorated as an example of a Victorian residence and functioned as a museum as well as the headquarters of the Foundation.


Elmwood photograph fonds : [1918-1938]

  • CA PCA Acc4305
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1993

The fonds consists of 10 images of Elmwood, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Three shots are of the exterior while seven portray various rooms in the interior, e.g. drawing room, dining room and den.

Elmwood, designed by Island architect William Critchlow Harris (1854-1913), was built in 1888 for Frederick Peters, a lawyer in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Peters was later to be Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1891-1897. The house is representative of the personalized "high Victorian gothic" style which Harris applied to the numerous churches, business blocks, and personal residences he designed in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Often called the Peake house for the family who acquired and occupied it for several decades after 1910, it still stands at 121 North River Road, the property of Jay and Carol MacDonald.

Gary Carroll collection

  • CA PCA Acc4137
  • Collection
  • Copied 2009-2011

The collection consists of papers and photographs gathered by Gary Carroll. The collection includes correspondence relating to his research on Governor Walter Patterson, information regarding the 1965 Federal-Provincial Youth Travel Program to Manitoba, papers and images belonging to his father, Linus J. Carroll, an account book for Hemphill and Carroll furniture upholstering and refinishing (1945-1948), financial statements for Archer and MacDonald Limited (1967), and images of various buildings, individuals, and groups. Many of the images have been identified and dated by the donor.

Carroll, Gary

Goodwill House photographs : ca. 1900

  • CA PCA Acc4865
  • Collection
  • Copied [ca. 1960s]

These photographs are copy prints of two images of the parlour of Goodwill House, a house located on Goodwill Avenue in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In one image, a woman is engaged in needlework in the parlour. There are two copies of this image. In the other image, a young man sits in the parlour. The photographer who made these copy prints may have been Vera Beck, a member of the Charlottetown Camera Club.


Heber R. Large fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4272
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1945-1957]

The fonds consists of 3 snapshots including portraits of Heber and Kathleen Large and one winter scene of West Street which includes a view of Westbourne.

Large, Heber R.