BISHOP HELLMUTH HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
LONDON'S HERITAGE BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
The Bishop Hellmuth Heritage Conservation District was created in 2003.
The district is named after Bishop Isaac Hellmuth, a leading early citizen
of London and the founder of the University of Western Ontario. It was also
the site of the Hellmuth Boys' College, built under his direction.
The district was largely built up during a short period of time (1895-1910)
and predominantly in the Queen Anne Revival style of architecture - a flamboyant
and decorative style that represented the optimism and energy of a growing
and prosperous city in the early 1900s. This provides a unique architectural
integrity to the district. The historic character of the district has changed
little over 100 years. Two churches, St. John the Evangelist on St. James
Street and the New St. James Presbyterian Church on Oxford Street provide
architectural focal points for the district. There are approximately 190
properties in the area.
Conservation District Studies
The Bishop Hellmuth Heritage Conservation District is located on the
north side of Oxford Street E. between Wellington and Waterloo, on both
sides of Waterloo Street between Oxford and Grosvenor, on both sides of
Grosvenor Street between Waterloo and Wellington and on both sides of Wellington
Street generally between Grosvenor and Oxford Street E. Within this boundary
it includes blocks along St. James Street and Hellmuth Avenue.
REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS
The following draft Plan and Guidelines documents are pdf files. To view
you'll need Acrobat Reader - this software is available free of charge and
can be downloaded from the
Adobe Website site.
Bishop Hellmuth Heritage District Plan (2001)
Bishop Hellmuth Conservation Guidelines (June 2001)
The Bishop Hellmuth Conservation Guidelines, in association with
the Heritage District Plan prepared by Nicholas Hill in 2001, provides
a resource for property owners to assist in the conservation of
their heritage buildings. The guidelines are broken into two chapters;
one which defines the architectural style of the buildings within
the district, and the second that provides building conservation
resources relating to the unique elements of the buildings such
as brick and stone, roof and flashings and porches.
You may also view other Heritage Conservation Districts in London.