Sam Smartís Home
uilt ~ 1900s by Sam Smart of Change Islands, the house is the last house on Diamond Point Road on the northwest side of the South Island of Change Islands. It is a typical salt box house with a commanding view of the Main Tickle and looking west one can see the setting sun off Bacalhao Island and all the way to Long Point, Twillingate on New World Island. The house is located about 50' from a small tickle between the South Island and a small island that contains Sam Smart's fishing stage and slipway.
|Sam Smartís Home – Before
||Sam Smartís Home – After
Don Smart, Sam's son, fished with his father for many years and carried on this inshore fishing tradition after his father died in the 1970's.The house, vacant for about 5 years was completely restored in 1999-2002 by Herb Bown and Maureen Woodrow. A new addition identical in shape and style to the original structure was added in 2000. All of the original mouldings and "pitch pine" ceilings were restored to their previous glory and the old doors and hardware were all saved. The house was extremely well built with wide hallways, beautiful stairs leading from the main to the second floor. The house contains another set of steps leading to the attic, which has been finished as an apartment.