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Sir John Alexander Macdonald 1815-1891

Sir John Alexander Macdonald

Photos by contributor Rick Mason - Posted August, 2010

Sir John Alexander Macdonald Sir John Alexander Macdonald

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Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the left side of the outside wall of this house
at 112 Rideau Street

Coordinates: N 44 14.201 W 76 28.957


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Plaque Text

Statesman and Patriot. His boyhood days, those critical years that decide the character of the man, were spent here in the Old Town which has seen more than a Century of Canadian History.

Another plaque at this location
Sir John Alexander Macdonald 1815-1891

Related Ontario plaques
John A. Macdonald in Hallowell
Sir John A. Macdonald 1815-1891
Sir John Alexander Macdonald 1815-1891
Sir John Alexander Macdonald (1815-1891)
Sir John Alexander Macdonald 1815-1891
Sir John Alexander Macdonald 1815-1891

Related Toronto plaques
Sir John A. Macdonald 1815-1891
The Macdonald-Mowat House



Kingston Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted January 17, 2015
This week marks the bicentennial of John Macdonald's birth, commemorated with a postage stamp and coin, both issued in his hometown of Kingston on his birthday, January 11, 2015. The city continues celebrating, this year, including at Bellevue House National Historic Site, Macdonald's home in 1848-49.
Few figures in history attain the larger-than-life stature which is his; a mind which filled a nascent nation with dreams of the continental empire it would become. -Wayne

> Posted September 13, 2014
Another plaque with the same footer inscription has been unearthed by contributor Colin Old. It's located in Adolphustown, though not on public display.
It appears the Jubilee Committee proposed others as well, at John A. Macdonald's gravesite in Kingston, and at Wilfrid Laurier's birthplace in St.-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec. There is no 1920s-era marker at the gravesite, and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site in St.-Lin are not aware of one there.
Consequently, this is one of only two plaques with the Diamond Jubilee Committee name known to exist by folks at ontarioplaques.com. An explanation as to why these plaques did not appear on HSMB lists can be seen in the comments section here.

> Posted October 7, 2010
This plaque is fascinating. It doesn't appear to be on any National Historic Sites and Monuments Board list that I've seen. It is unique, in my experience, for its signature: "Erected by the National Committee for the Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation, A.D. 1927." I've never seen a federal plaque with that notation. Perhaps there are others. -Wayne

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