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The Macpherson House

The Macpherson House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Macpherson House

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
In Napanee, on the south side of Elizabeth Street
second house east of Camden Road

Coordinates: N 44 15.193 W 76 56.769


Plaque Text

Built before 1830 this house remains a fine example of a late phase of Georgian architecture. It was constructed by Allan Macpherson, who, about 1812, had leased the mills on the opposite side of the Napanee River. His new dwelling was near his other principal business enterprise, a general store on Dundas Street on this side of the stream. Napanee's first postmaster and an active magistrate, Macpherson was long the community's leading citizen. When he moved to Kingston about 1849, his house was taken over by his son Donald, and it remained in family possession until 1896. Among the distinguished guests here were Bishop John Strachan and Sir John A. Macdonald.

Related Ontario plaques
The Reverend John Strachan in Cornwall
Sir John A. Macdonald 1815-1891



Greater Napanee Plaques

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