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Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Rossmore House / La Maison Rossmore

 
 
The Rossmore House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 11, 2019
1. The Rossmore House Marker
Inscription.  
English:
The Rossmore House, owned and operated by George and Martha Ross, was built in 1888 by contractor L.A. Ross, a brother to George. The four-storey brick building was reported to be the finest hotel between Montreal and Toronto, the lobby having a marble floor, ornate fireplace, luxurious furniture and massive chandeliers lighted with both electricity and gas. The dining room could seat 200, the bar was elaborately fitted, and there were 10 sample rooms for travelling salesmen to show their wares. The hotel had 62 well-appointed and carpeted bedrooms, with a toilet and bathroom on every floor. On April 22, 1910, the Rossmore was destroyed by fire and 12 lives were tragically lost.

Français:
La Maison Rossmore, qui appartenait à George et Martha Ross et était dirigé par ces derniers, fut construit en 1888 par l'entrepreneur L.A. Ross, un frère de George. Cet édifice de quatre étages en briques était considéré comme l'hôtel le plus élégant entre Montréal et Toronto, entre autres grâce à son hall avec un plancher de marbre, son foyer somptueux, son mobilier luxueux, et d'immenses lustres
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alimentés au gaz et à l'électricité qui éclairaient les pièces. La salle à manger pouvait asseoir 200 personnes, le bar était minutieusement encastré, et il y avait 10 salles d'échantillons pour permettre aux vendeurs itinérants d'étaler leurs marchandises. L'hôtel possédait 62 chambres bien aménagées et avec un plancher recouvert de tapis, ainsi qu'une toilette et une salle de bain à chaque étage. Le 22 avril 1910, la Maison Rossmore fut détruit par les flammes et 12 personnes perdirent tragiquement la vie.

Cornwall Historic Walking Tour
Tournée à pied du passé historique de Cornwall

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureDisasters. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1912.
 
Location. 45° 1.045′ N, 74° 43.698′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties. Marker is on Pitt Street just north of Urquhart Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located along the sidewalk, overlooking Pitt Street to the southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Pitt Street, Cornwall ON K6J 3P4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Cafe / Le Café New York (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Cornwall Orphanage / L'orphelinat de Cornwall
Marker detail: Rossmore House Fire image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Rossmore House Fire
(about 210 meters away); United Empire Loyalists (about 210 meters away); District Court-House and Gaol 1833 (about 240 meters away); United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry (about 240 meters away); The Founding of Cornwall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Cornwall Historic Walking Tour
 
Also see . . .  Cornwall’s Deadliest Fire: The Rossmore Hotel. On April 29, 1910, it is believed that a careless smoker dropped a match or a cigar on their way upstairs. Sixty guests were asleep throughout the three upper stories of the hotel. By the time the majority of the occupants and staff were awake, the staircase between the first and second stories was engulfed in flames. The flames mounted the stairways to the upper levels, and quickly spread throughout the entire building. (Submitted on January 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: Rossmore House Fire Illustration image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Rossmore House Fire Illustration
The Rossmore House Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Pitt Street & Urquhart Lane in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 11, 2019
4. The Rossmore House Marker • wide view
(Pitt Street & Urquhart Lane in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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