Learn a little Ontario history as told through its plaques
McMartin House c. 1831
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004
Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010
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Coordinates: N 44 53.889 W 76 14.818
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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