143-145 Pinnacle Street (Liddle Tailor Shop)

Municipal Address:
143 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, ON K8N 1B6

Legal Description:
Part Lot 16, east of Pinnacle Street, Government Plan, City of Belleville, County of Hastings, designated as Parts 1 and 2, Plan

Regency Style

Date Designated:
April 22, 1991; Residence By-Law #13087

Built in 1850, this two storey double town house is of rubble stone with a brick facade facing Pinnacle Street. The stone is reputed to be 2 feet thick on the end walls and the brick 3-bricks thick on the front wall. It has a parapet gabled roof with centered chimneys on north and south end walls. The roof was wooden, probably hand-made pine on cedar shingles. There are six windows facing Pinnacle Street on the second storey with 6 over 6 framing. There were 4 identical windows on the first floor facing Pinnacle Street. Hand cut stone flat arch style lintels and saches are found above and below each window in both storeys. The roosters carved above the doors indicate that the building may have been used as a customs house (see photograph in File #1).


Joseph Dennis was a mariner who fought in the War of 1812, was captured and held prisoner for eighteen months. Upon his return in 1819, he was granted this land.

Other Information:

File #1: History and more description of the architectural style, newspaper clippings and photographs. File #2: Real Estate documentation. File #3: Easement. File #4: Blueprints and concept plans.

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