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McMartin House c. 1831

McMartin House c.1831

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

McMartin House c.1831

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

McMartin House c.1831

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Perth
On the northeast corner of Gore Street East and Harvey Street

There is another plaque at this location called
McMartin House

Coordinates: N 44 53.889 W 76 14.818



Plaque Text

The son of Loyalists from the Morrisburg area, Daniel McMartin (1798 - 1869) established a law practice in Perth in 1823. Well-educated and well-connected, he acquired prominent clients like timber baron Philemon Wright of Hull. McMartin chose a neoclassical design for his residence, then embellished it with unique stylistic features such as recessed arches and a cupola with flanking side lanterns. These are hallmarks of the Federal style of architecture that flourished in the eastern United States from 1780 to 1820. Recognized as a rare Ontario example of this architectural style, McMartin House was acquired by the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1972, restored to its 1830s appearance, and adapted for community use.



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