CNHS - Maplelawn and Gardens - Ottawa, Ontario
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N 45° 23.287 W 075° 45.701
18T E 440374 N 5026348
Quick Description: Maplelawn is an historic house and former estate located in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/20/2011 4:53:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMD58F
The house was built between 1831 an 1834 as the centre of a farming estate by the Thomson family. In 1877 the Cole family bought the estate and lived there until 1989. The house is now owned by the National Capital Commission and it is a designated national historic site. It is particularly noted for the well preserved and rare walled garden next to the house.
The architecture of the house reflects a taste for British classicism, but some elements, such as the windows, are in a more local style, favoured in Quebec and the Ottawa Valley. The walled garden is a very rare feature for a Canadian farming estate. Although highly prized in Europe, they were never widespread in Canada. It was intended to be both ornamental and useful.
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