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Ermatinger House

Ermatinger House

Photo by contributor Bill Patterson - Posted October, 2011

Ermatinger House

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Ermatinger House

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted September, 2013

Plaque Location

The District of Algoma
The City of Sault Ste. Marie
On a stone cairn on St. Thomas Street
just west of Pim Street south of Queen Street East

Coordinates: N 46 30.349 W 84 19.499


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Plaque Text

This house, built between 1814 and 1823 by Charles Ermatinger of the North West Company, is the oldest surviving house in northwestern Ontario. Constructed when Sault Ste. Marie was still a small fur trading post on the Upper Lakes, this fine house soon became the centre of the district's business and social life, and was noted by such visitors as Lord Selkirk, Anna Jameson, Sir John Richardson, Paul Kane and George Catlin.

Related Ontario plaques
The North West Company Post
Anna Jameson 1794-1860

Related Toronto plaque
Paul Kane Park



Sault Ste. Marie Plaques

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