This elegant residence and its walled garden are a rare and well-preserved example of a country estate in early 19th-century Canada. Built from 1831 to 1834 for William Thomson, a prosperous farmer, its centrepiece is this finely crafted home in the British classical tradition. The oval entrance drive and the walled garden of nearly an acre reflect the original pattern of the grounds. The sheltered environment for growing household vegetables, tender fruit and flowers recalls the walled gardens common in Britain.
Aménagé entre 1831 et 1834, Maplelawn est un exemple rare et bien conservé d'un domaine rural du début du XIXe siècle au Canada. William Thomson, agriculteur prospère, fit construite dans le style classique britannique cette demeure élégante et de facture soignée. L'allée ovale et le jardin clos s'étendant sur près d'une acre ont gardé leur caractère d'origine. L'endroit aménagé pour le potager et pour la culture des fruits tendres et des fleurs rappelle les jardins murés typiques de la Grande-Bretagne.
Erected 1996 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 45° 23.293′ N, 75° 45.704′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa Division. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 529 Richmond Road (Road 36), 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. half a kilometer 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); The Fleck Fountain / La Fontaine Fleck (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 104 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.