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"Bluestone House" 1834

Bluestone House 1834

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Bluestone House 1834

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

Bluestone House 1834

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Municipality of Port Hope
On the southeast corner of
King Street and Dorset Street East


Coordinates: N 43 56.981 W 78 17.409

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Plaque Text

This fine limestone house, originally painted blue, was completed in 1834 by John David Smith. Born in New York City in 1786, he came here in 1797 with his father, Elias Smith, who had played a leading role in the founding of this community. The family received large grants of land in Hope Township, and John David Smith served during the War of 1812 as a captain in the 1st Durham Militia. A prosperous merchant, he served as a local justice of the peace and was elected to the legislature of Upper Canada in 1829. This house built in the Greek Revival style, remains an outstanding example of its type in Ontario.

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> Posted July 9, 2010
I am the great, great, great, grand daughter of John David Smith. My Uncle Elias Peter Smith took part in unveiling ceremony of the plaque with Major J.R. Carr and several other people. I have the newspaper clipping dated August 19th, 1963. I would like to come to Port Hope to find out more about the history of my family. Can you please email me the address of the Port Hope Museum as I plan to be in Port Hope in early August. My email address is diane.moore@hotmail.com. My father's name was John David Smith.




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