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Prescott in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Prescott Barracks and Hospital

 
 
Prescott Barracks and Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. Prescott Barracks and Hospital Marker
Inscription.
The front portion of this structure one of the earliest surviving military buildings in Ontario, was constructed as a residence about 1810 by Colonel Edward Jessup, the founder of Prescott. Following the outbreak of the War of 1812, the stone house was appropriated for use as a barracks by local militia and, later, British regulars. It was soon enclosed within a stockade with other buildings, including a log schoolhouse also converted for barracks. Although a fort was completed nearby in 1814, the Jessup building continued to form part of the strategically located Prescott garrison. Between 1815 and 1817 it served as a combined hospital and barracks store, and in 1823 the British force purchased the house from the Jessup family.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 42.743′ N, 75° 30.742′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is on East Street 0.1 kilometers north of King Street East (Ontario Highway 2). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 356 East Street, Prescott, Ontario K0E 1T0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prescott War Memorial (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fort Wellington
Wideview of Prescott Barracks and Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Wideview of Prescott Barracks and Hospital Marker
(about 180 meters away); Sir Richard William Scott (about 180 meters away); Major James Morrow Walsh (about 210 meters away); Col. Edward Jessup (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Forwarding Trade at Prescott (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Grand Trunk Railway (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar of 1812
 
Beautifully maintained stone house that was once Prescott Barracks and Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
3. Beautifully maintained stone house that was once Prescott Barracks and Hospital
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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