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Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

The Gainsford House

c. 1833

 
 
The Gainsford House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 1, 1991
1. The Gainsford House Marker
Inscription.  This double tenement, built by John and Elizabeth Gainsford, became a landmark in a city largely built of wood. It is Charlottetown’s oldest surviving brick building. For many years the east side was the home of John Iags, editor of “The Islander” newspaper.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 46° 13.969′ N, 63° 7.414′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102-104 Water Street, Charlottetown PE C1A 1A6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Wet Warehouse in a Dry City / La sobriété avant tout (within shouting distance of this marker); Great George Street Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Pope (1825 – 1879) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Impulsive Ambush / Une attaque impulsive (about 120 meters away); Angus Bernard MacEachern (1759- 1835) (about 120 meters away); St Dunstan’s Basilica / La basilique St. Dunstan
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(about 150 meters away); Heralded Arrival… of the Circus (about 150 meters away); Carvell Building (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
 
Prince Edward Island Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 1, 1991
2. Prince Edward Island Visitor Center
Dock at the Canadian Pacific Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 1, 1991
3. Dock at the Canadian Pacific Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI
Charlottetown PEI Coastal Waters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 1, 1991
4. Charlottetown PEI Coastal Waters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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