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The Van Egmond House

The Van Egmond House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

The Van Egmond House

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

The Van Egmond House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

Plaque Location

The County of Huron
The Municipality of Huron East
In Egmondville, on the southwest corner of
Bayfield Street and London Road (Road 12)


Coordinates: N 43 32.355 W 81 24.350

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Plaque Text

This house was built about 1846 by Constant Van Egmond, eldest son of Col. Anthony Van Egmond, a leader of rebel military forces in the Rebellion of 1837. It has the sturdy proportions typical of the Canadian vernacular interpretation of the Georgian style seen in many of Ontario's early nineteenth century buildings. The handsome door with its rectangular transom and sidelights belongs to the style of the Classical Revival which dominated the province's architecture in the 1830's and 1840's. The structure depends for its effect on good proportions and, aside from the door, the only architectural detailing consists of a decorative brick frieze under the eaves. It remains as a good example of the region's early architecture.

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Colonel Anthony Van Egmond 1778-1838

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Huron East Plaques




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> Posted January 10, 2013
Would like to know descendants of Van Egmond... I am a relative of one of his daughters who married into the Howard family.




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