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2 Kent Street / Beaconsfield

Heritage Resource (Charlottetown)

  • 2 Kent Street
  • Charlottetown
  • Also called: The Cundall Home
  • Construction Date: 1877
  • Latitude: 46.23200
  • Longitude: -63.13321
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Place Description

Beaconsfield Historic House is a large Second Empire and Italianate influenced home located on the corner of Kent and West Streets. Prominent local architect, William Critchlow Harris designed it for one of Prince Edward Island's most successful shipbuilders, James Peake Jr. (1842-1895). It has been restored to reflect its early period of occupancy and currently operates as both a museum and office space for the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation staff. The designation encompasses the building's exterior and parcel; it does not include the building's interior.

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