P.O. Box 1509

Bonavista, Newfoundland  A0C 1B0


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Albert Sweetland (1881 -1958), a well-known local fisherman, built his home around the time of his marriage to Margaret Ellen Abbott in 1906. The home was built near Bonavista Harbour in an area of town called  Sweetland’s  Bank,  now  a  municipal  heritage  district. 

Common in this area of town throughout the early 20th century was the addition of hexagonal and rectangular bay windows. Though unknown if it is original to the property, Bonavista Living has decided to add a first floor bay window to the front parlour of the home during its 2014 restoration. The property also has a low gable roof line that would have originally featured a Bonavista roundel first used by the  Strathie firm  in the 1880’s.  The  window  detail  on


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the property was relatively  simple  when compared  to the  average Bonavista window treatment. The traditional two over two window style common for this time period was used in the home's original construction and has been reinstated during restoration. Once restored this home will be available for rent as a private residence in the heart of Bonavista.

Civic Address: 20 Bland's Lane
Construction: Circa. 1906

Front and side facade during restoration, 2014.

Albert Sweetland House