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Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004


Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011


Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
On the southwest corner of
Macnab Street South and Jackson Street West
1 block south of Main Street West

Coordinates: N 43 15.285 W 79 52.299


Plaque Text

This stately mansion is a finely crafted and well-preserved example of Hamilton's early stone architecture. Built no later than 1850 for city clerk and attorney Richard Duggan, it was purchased in 1852 by Calvin McQuesten, M.D. (1801-85), a prosperous manufacturer and philanthropist. Following his death, McQuesten's descendants occupied Whitehern until 1968 when it was bequeathed to the City of Hamilton for use as a public museum. The home's interior displays family possessions dating from three centuries and various styles of décor popular between 1860 and 1930. Despite changes dictated by time and fashion, the house and grounds retain much of their original appearance.

Another plaque at this location

Related Ontario plaque
Thomas Baker McQuesten, 1882-1948



Hamilton Plaques

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