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McMartin House

McMartin House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

McMartin House

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Perth
On the northeast corner of Gore Street East and Harvey Street


Coordinates: N 44 53.889 W 76 14.818

Map

Plaque Text

Begun in 1830 for barrister Daniel McMartin (1798-1869), this imposing house symbolizes the wealth and social aspirations of this member of the Tory elite. Born at Williamsburg of Loyalist stock, McMartin attended John Strachan's grammar school at Cornwall. After articling with Chief Justice Sherwood he became one of the first lawyers in Perth, then capital of Bathurst District. The Loyalist Georgian design of the brick and stone house is unusually elaborate, and with its detailing, cupola and lanterns, it reflects American Federal style influence.


Another plaque at this location
McMartin House c. 1831

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