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Fairfield House

Fairfield House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Fairfield House

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

Fairfield House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Township of Loyalist
On the south side of Highway 33
1 km east of Road 6, at street number 4574

Coordinates: N 44 12.976 W 76 39.300


Plaque Text

This is one of few eighteenth-century Loyalist residences remaining in Ontario. William and Abigail Fairfield were among the first Loyalists to settle this area after the American Revolution. They arrived in 1784 and probably completed this farmhouse by 1793. Its symmetrical style and timber-frame construction evoke the architecture of the family's native New England. Except for its verandahs and french windows, added by 1860, Fairfield House survives much as it was built. It offers rare evidence of building techniques and interior detailing from the Loyalist era. By 1959, when it was donated for public preservation, Fairfield House had been in the family for six generations.

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United Empire Loyalists



Loyalist Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted June 12, 2012
I visited this house on a search of my Fairfield roots in the late 60's. A distant relative of mine who lived in Bath, introduced me to the two surviving Fairfield ladies who lived in this old historic home. I was given a personal tour which I will never forget. I was shown a 'secret' opening under the floor which Miss. Fairfield told me the family hid William Lyon McKenzie when he was fleeing the Family Compact in the aborted 1837 rebellion. William Fairfield was my ancestor through his son Jonathan.

> Posted February 19, 2012
Abigail Fairfield is somehow an ancestor of mine and now I know just another thing about her.

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