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Whitehern

Whitehern

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Whitehern

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

 

Whitehern

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
On the southwest corner of
Macnab Street South and Jackson Street West
1 block south of Main Street West


Coordinates: N 43 15.285 W 79 52.299

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Plaque Text

Set in a rare walled garden and enriched by its interior decoration, Whitehern is a remarkably intact example of mid-19th century residential architecture. The lingering influence of the Palladian style combined with Neoclassical motifs is seen most clearly in the symmetrical facade with its central frontispiece capped by a pediment, and in the sturdy yet graceful entrance porch supported by Ionic columns. Constructed about 1850, this house built of locally quarried stone reflected the affluence and status of the new business and professional elites emerging in pre-Confederation Canada.


Another plaque at this location
Whitehern

Related Ontario plaque
Thomas Baker McQuesten, 1882-1948

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