65 George Street

65 George Street is a one and one-half-story, gable-front, two over three-bay, brick dwelling on the west side of George Street between Monroe and Peru Streets. It differs from many similar buildings on George Street because it does not feature cornice returns. Like 49 George Street, full transom and side lights appear. The porch, which was added by 1894, is supported by turned spindle posts.1 The wood frame addition at the rear was added by 1890.2

This house was probably between 1857 and 1869 like its immediate neighbors to the south, but footprint evidence suggests that this house may actually have been built before 1853.3 In 1869, it was owned and occupied by Patrick Canna (Cannon), a machinist, who continued to reside at 65 George Street until c.1890.4 Throughout the early 20th Century, the building was occupied by rental tenants such as Clarence E. Baker (1910s, chauffeur), Fred Savard (1920s, electrical contractor), Mrs. Matilda Douglass (1930s, widow), and Carl C. Salter (1940s, driver for Craft Transporation).5 This property was part of the acquisition of many George Street properties in 1915 by the W.G. Thomas estate. In 1942, the properties owned by the Thomas estate were transferred to Florence (Bostwick) Cadorette, who continued to rent them.6

1Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, 1894.
2Hopkins Map, 1890.
3Presdee & Edwards Map, 1853.
4Burlington City Directories.
5Burlington City Directories.
6Burlington City Tax Assessors Records.

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