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Barnum House

Barnum House

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Barnum House

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

Barnum House

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
On the north side of Road 2 at Barnum House Road
at street number 10568, 1.7 km west of Grafton

Coordinates: N 43 59.453 W 78 02.610


Plaque Text

Built ca. 1820 for Colonel Eliakim Barnum, an American emigrant, this timber-framed home is recognized as an outstanding example of Neoclassic domestic architecture in Canada. While retaining a Palladian composition of centre block and wings, the house expresses the Neoclassical mode in the temple facade of the principal building, the dominant pediment and the smooth wall surfaces relieved by blind arcading. The pedimented, pilastered door, the enriched cornices and the tympanum fan are Neoclassic decorative motifs executed here with a delicacy and linearity peculiar to wood.

Another plaque at this location
Barnum House



Alnwick/Haldimand Plaques

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