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The Hillary House

Hillary House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Hillary House

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Plaque Location

The Region of York
The Town of Aurora
At 15372 Yonge Street across from Maple Street
3 blocks north of Wellington Street (Road 15)


Coordinates: N 44 00.161 W 79 28.117

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Plaque Text

This house was built in 1861-62 for Dr. Walter B. Geikie, a prominent medical teacher, who lived here from 1862 to 1869. Although altered by subsequent owners in 1869 and 1888, it remains one of the best and most complete examples of Picturesque Gothic known to exist in Ontario. This style, popular in the mid-nineteenth century, is here characterised by the ornamental bargeboarding and the repeated use of the pointed gothic arch in the verandah, gable window and first floor window traceries.

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