1831 - 1834
An excellent example of a country house in the British classical tradition, this handsomely proportioned limestone building is one of the earliest residences in the Ottawa area and a reminder of the estates which once lined Richmond Road. Built by William Thomson, a successful farmer and lumberman, it was subsequently occupied by the Cole and Rochester families. The main interior spaces and rare walled garden are also designated.
Excellent exemple de la maison de campagne dans la tradition classique britannique, cet édifice aux proportions harmonieuses, construit en Pierre Calcaire, est l'une des plus anciennes résidences de la région d'Ottawa et rappelle les elégantes propriétés qui jalonnaient autrefois le chemin Richmond. Construite par William Thomson, agriculteur et exploitant forestier prospère, cette résidence a été habitée par la suite par les familles Cole et Rochester. Les principaux espaces intérieurs ainsi que le rare jardin enclos de murs sont également désignés.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 45° 23.279′ N, 75° 45.694′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa Division. Marker is on Richmond Road (Road 36), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 529 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0G3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Maplelawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Maplelawn Oak Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); Westboro War Memorial (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Heights War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Nepean Town Hall / Mairie de Nepean (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Without Habitat, There Is No Wildlife / Pas de faune sans habitat! (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés (approx. 3 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 4.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
Also see . . .
1. Maplelawn at Heritage Ottawa. (Submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maplelawn Garden. (Submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.