240 William Street
240 William Street, Belleville, ON K8N 5Y7
All of Lot 20, West of William Street, Registered Plan 1, City of Belleville, County of Hastings
November 18, 1991; Residence By-Law #13192
Built 1874. Brick building is T-shaped, with three bay windows on the main floor which lends to it some character. Of special interest is the handsome enclosed winter or storm porch with its long narrow rounded windows which help to enhance the tone of the other plainer windows which help to enhance the tone of the other plainer windows and the house as a whole.
Sir Mackenzie Bowell was the first owner; a prominent Canadian and citizen of Belleville. He was proprietor and editor of the Intelligencer. He later entered into politics and became Prime Minister in 1894.
More information on the history of the house on file.