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John R. Booth Residence

John R. Booth Residence

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted October, 2009

John R. Booth Residence

Photo by Alan L. Brown - Posted september 2013

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the northwest corner of Metcalfe and MacLaren streets


Coordinates: N 45 24.981 W 75 41.524

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Plaque Text

This refined and elegant Queen Anne Revival house is as impressive now as when it was built in 1909 for lumber baron John R. Booth. Hallmark features of this style, popular from the 1880s to the 1910s, are displayed on the two main façades of the house. Stylistic elements inspired by late medieval sources include the elaborate shaped gables, ornate stone moulding and the roof's intersecting ridges. Architect John W. H. Watts enhanced the design by adding a square corner tower surrounded by finely sculpted finials to create a house of baronial grandeur.

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