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Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009


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


Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The City of Cornwall
On the north side of Montreal Road (Road 2)
just west of Boundary Road

Coordinates: N 45 01.823 W 74 40.213


Plaque Text

This house, built in 1816, is a fine example of Regency architecture and its interior is a pleasing expression of Georgian symmetry with excellent detailing. In a wooded setting and commanding an impressive view, this was a fitting home for a country squire. It was built for retired fur trader John McDonald of Garth, an aggressive and successful North West Company wintering partner during the rivalry with the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1824 McDonald gave the house to a daughter, wife of retired fur trader John Duncan Campbell, and it remained in the Campbell family until 1965.

Related Ontario plaque
The North West Company



Fur Trade

Cornwall Plaques

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