59 ROPER STREET
Archibald Abbott House
This home is in the historic neighbourhood of Mockbeggar, settled as early as the 1600s. This early 20th century home was built by fisherman, Archibald Abbott around the time of his marriage to Amelia Durdle in 1910.
Archibald and Amelia lived in the family home with their three children Eli, Stewart and Ena. Almost a year after the birth of their third child Amelia died at the young age of 26. Archibald did not remarry. Following Archibald’s death in 1944 the oldest son Eli inherited the home and lived there with his wife Greta Linthorne.
The Bonavista Historical Society purchased the home in the late 1990s because it is located within a significant heritage cluster and under threat of demolition.
In 2014 Bonavista Living purchased the property and fully restored the home using traditional materials and locally constructed windows from Paterson Woodworking, Upper Amherst Cove.