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"Claremont Lodge" and "Auchmar", 1855

Claremont Lodge and Auchmar 1855

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Claremont Lodge and Auchmar 1855

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
In front of the lodge at the southeast corner of
Claremont Drive and Arcade Crescent

Coordinates: N 43 14.689 W 79 52.681


Plaque Text

This gate lodge was built for the Hon. Isaac Buchannan (1810-1883) who was born in Glasgow. He emigrated to Toronto in 1830, became a successful wholesale merchant, represented Toronto in the first Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, 1841-44, and moved to Hamilton about 1850. He bought property here, named it the Clarement Estate in 1852, and in 1855 built the lodge and the main house, now located at 88 Fennell West. Buchanan subdivided the estate and renamed the main house "Auchmar" after the Buchanan estate on Loch Lomond, Scotland. He became Member for Hamilton, 1857-67, and served as President of the Executive Council in the 1864 Tache-Macdonald administration. He died in Hamilton in 1883.


Hamilton Plaques

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