23112 Hairdresser s Salon 72b Whyte St Coleraine 1479
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - June 17, 2003
What is significant?
The hairdresser's salon, located on the north side of Whyte Street in Coleraine was formerly a cottage with an early attached shop. The salon is a small brick building with a central door and a six pane window on the east side, and a large display window on the west side. There are shingles under a low hipped corrugated iron roof, which lies behind a later pediment. The brickwork has been painted, but early photographs show quoining on the corners of the building. The building is thought to pre-date 1860, and is one of only two surviving brick cottages in Whyte Street. An early shop is attached to the west side of the building. The shop is a long rectangular brick building which has been clad in fibre sheeting. It has a large modern display window and a separate entrance, set back off the street.
How is it significant?
The Hairdressers Salon and attached shop at 72b Whyte Street, Coleraine is of historical and architectural significance to the township of Coleraine.
Why is it significant?
The Hairdressers Salon and attached shop at 72b Whyte Street, Coleraine is of historical significance as an example of an early conversion of a residence into a shop and residence. It demonstrates an early form of retailing and associated accommodation. It is also of historical significance as one of only two surviving early brick cottages in Whyte Street, and for its associations with the Trangmar family, who were important merchants in the area. It is of architectural significance as a rare surviving example of an early shopfront and display window dating from the nineteenth century.