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Bethune-Thompson House

Bethune-Thompson House

Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - March, 2009

Bethune-Thompson House

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Glengarry
In Williamstown, on Road 17
less than 1 km east of Bridge Street

Coordinates: N 45 08.633 W 74 34.505


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Plaque Text

Historic construction techniques and classic design are combined in this early Ontario home. The vertical log south wing may date from the 1780s when Loyalist Peter Ferguson settled on the site. The central part was built ca. 1805 as a manse for Rev. John Bethune, the first Presbyterian Minister of Upper Canada and was later the residence of the explorer David Thompson. Beneath the stucco of the main block, the timber frame has three walls infilled with rubble stone and a fourth with "stick and mud". The five-bay facade, formerly flanked by similar wings, expresses the British classical tradition.

Another plaque at this location
Bethune-Thompson House



Other Plaques in Williamstown
Duncan Cameron
The MacMillan Emigration 1802
The North West Company
Sir John Johnson's Mills
Williamstown Fair
St. Andrew's Church 1812
Sir John Johnson House

South Glengarry Plaques

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