11 Charlotte Street
11 Charlotte Street, Belleville, ON K8P 3R3
Part of Lot 29, Registered Plan No. 9, City of Belleville, County of Hastings, also designated as Part 2 on Registered Plan No.
September 10, 1990; Residence By-Law #12984
The house appears to be of a post and beam construction. It is brick lined and covered with two inches of plaster, with an outside covering of clapboard. The front door which faced east appeared to have once been a double door which was later fastened together to form a single unit. The side lights have a panel at the bottom with a long window above with mullions dividing panes that are half the size of the outside edge. Above is a transom light divided in three section. Inside, the hall is very wide. It has fairly plain wood work and a narrow bannister with a hook-like projection over slender newell posts. Balustrades are straight narrow pieces which very easily slope to the stairs, The rooms are large as are the windows which have wood panels beneath them. There is a fireplace in the center of the north wall of the main floor. It has wide fluted pilasters, topped by corner boxes and decorated with a carved rose. There is one original window still in place within the south wall. It has half panes along the side. Some of the early windows have been used in the enclosed west porch. In 1873 the roof was raised to make it a two storey home.
This one and a half storey home was built in 1857 for Archibald Ponton; rented to businessman George Ritchie until 1874 when Mr. Ponton moved into the home with his family of ten.
Research notes compiled by the Hastings County Historical Society, starting in 1787, on file. Also on file, interesting notes about a haunting, from "Letters of Love and Duty - The Correspondence of Susanna and John Moodie" (Ballstadt, Hopkins, Peterman).