J.B. Foote House
Built in 1908, this dwelling belonged to one of the most important business families in Grand Bank, the Footes.
The house was used as the family dwelling for a number of years before being passed on to his daughters, Cora and Kezia. Cora sold the house in the late 1980s to Dr. Allister Paul, who owned the house for four years. After Dr. Paul's departure, it remained vacant for three years before being purchased by Brendan and Allison Brenton in 1996.
The J.B. Foote House, situated on the highest point of land in Grand Bank, was designed by John Forsey and Charlie Rose. Rose was also involved in the construction of another of Grand Banks's most prominent homes, The Thorndyke. The Foote House was built in the most affluent area of the community and is considered to be one of the three or four "grand homes" remaining. It is a Queen Anne style house, but without a truncated roof. Instead, it has a pyramid-style roof with two gable dormers, each with a chimney. The house also has a Palladian-style front entrance, rare in Grand Bank. It has its original eaves, front porch and spindles. In recent years the house was renovated with new clapboard, and repainted.
The J.B. Foote House was recognised as a Registered Heritage Structure in May 1997. It remains a private dwelling.
Image updated June, 2005