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Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009


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


Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
At 529 Richmond Road near Broadview Avenue

Coordinates: N 45 23.281 W 75 45.703


Plaque Text

This elegant residence and its walled garden are a rare and well-preserved example of a country estate in early 19th-century Canada. Built from 1831-1834 for William Thomson, a prosperous farmer, its centrepiece is this finely crafted home in the British classical tradition. The oval entrance drive and the walled garden of nearly half a hectare reflect the original pattern of the grounds. The sheltered environment for growing household vegetables, tender fruit and flowers recalls the walled gardens common in Britain.



Ottawa Plaques

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