Woody Point has a beautiful waterfront with many heritage buildings and in 2010 was designated a Registered Heritage District. In and around the town-site you will find Heritage Homes and structures, some of which are:
The St. Patricks Church built in 1875.
The Hezekiah House built in 1870.
The Woody Point Heritage Theatre (formally the Loyal Orange Lodge) built in 1908.
The John William Roberts House built in the early 1900’s.
The Roberts Traditional Fishing Shed built also built in the early 1900’s.
On May 13, 2011, Woody Point celebrated the designation of Woody Point as a Registered Heritage District by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. The celebration included the unveiling of a plaque displayed at the front of the JW Roberts House which is also a provincially designated heritage structure and acts as an information centre for the town. The proceedings were well attended by residents, visitors and especially visible were students from Bonne Bay Academy. The designation ceremony was hosted by Mayor Ken Thomas, who recounted some of the history of Woody Point and informed on how the designation came to be a reality. Government officials in attendance who conveyed congratulatory remarks were Wally Young, MHA for St Barbe, Terry French for Tourism Culture and Recreation and Gerry Byrne, MP for Humber St Barbe. Darrin King, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment was also in attendance.
Following the designation ceremony everyone gathered for light refreshments at the Heritage Theatre.
The Roberts House Woody Point Information Centre
The Centre will be open to the public this summer by July 1st, as an information centre and representative of a typical early 20th century home.
Wanted: Volunteers to serve on the heritage committee and to help with events and programming. If you have some time and would like to be involved in supporting heritage activities in Woody Point, please call the town office at 453-2273.
Watch this Video on the Historic Woody Point Heritage Theatre