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Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted November 2017




Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Township of Clearview
On Road 9 3.5 km west of Creemore

Coordinates: N 44 19.349 W 80 08.954


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Plaque Text

Built in 1871 as a parish rectory, this charming house is a significant example of a Gothic Revival villa in Victorian Canada. With its board-and-batten siding and lively elevations featuring steep gabled roofs, pointed arches, decorative chimney stacks and varied projections, the dwelling blends harmoniously with its natural setting in accordance with 19th century ideals of the picturesque. The projecting porch, bay window, second-floor balcony and verandah act as transitional spaces between the house and the surrounding park-like grounds, reflecting a life of rural calm and agrarian gentility.



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