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Petrolia - Nemo Hall
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
N 42° 52.843 W 082° 08.870
17T E 406260 N 4748207
Quick Description: Built ca.1878 by John Kerr, Nemo Hall is an excellent example of the French inspired Second Empire Style, and the only remaining building of this architectural type in Petrolia.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/27/2006 3:58:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMJE0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 37

Long Description:

John Kerr was a prominent lumber man and builder who came to Petrolia in 1875. The original property, located close to the town centre, was three acres and included five oil wells which provided fuel for heating the mansion.

Nemo Hall has three floors, 16 rooms, 9 bedrooms, 5 fireplaces, a marble fireplace which won first prize at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and wood trimmed floor to ceiling mirrors in the living room and den. The fountain and the coach light on the front lawn are original to the home.

In its time it has been a residence, a nursing home and an antique store. I thought I recently saw it had been sold although its still listed at under $300,000

Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Residential Building

County or Regional Municipality: Lambton

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