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"Bellevue" 1816

'Bellevue' 1816

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004

'Bellevue' 1816

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted August, 2012

'Bellevue' 1816

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The Town of Amherstburg
On the east side of Dalhousie Street
.53 km south of Pickering Drive


Coordinates: N 42 05.570 W 83 06.765

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Plaque Text

This house, one of the finest remaining examples of domestic Georgian architecture in Ontario, was commenced in 1816 and completed about 1819 by Robert Reynolds, the commissary to the garrison at Fort Malden. "Bellevue" was also the home of his sister, Catherine Reynolds, an accomplished landscape painter, who was among the earliest known artists in Upper Canada. Working in pencil, crayon, sepia wash and water colours, she recorded scenes along the Detroit River and Lake Erie, which provide an invaluable record of early nineteenth century life in this region. About thirty of her works are extant, some of which are preserved in local museums.


Another plaque at this location
Bell Vue

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> Posted February 4, 2010
What's going on with this house. I visited Canada last year and fell in love with this house. Heard a strange tale about the owner of the property. That he/she wants it to go into disrepair so the property can be subdivided for condos. Is this true?
Sue




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