Leaskdale in Durham Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Leaskdale Manse / Le Presbytère de Leaskdale
From 1911 to 1926, this Presbyterian manse was home to Lucy Maud Montgomery, the world-famous author whose writing career was launched in Prince Edward Island. Here at Leaskdale she began her role as a wife and mother, and penned 11 books, including sequels to Anne of Green Gables. She also continued to chronicle her own life in candid and colourful journals which were posthumously published. The Leaskdale diary entries portray the manse as a stage for the drama of a demanding and productive part of her life, and provide important insights into her fiction and issues of the period.
Ce presbytère a été habité de 1911 à 1926 par Lucy Maud Montgomery, l'auteure de réputation mondiale qui a débuté sa carrière à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Ici, à Leaskdale, elle a entreprit ses rôles d'épouse et de mère tout en écrivant onze livres, dont les suites d'Anne … la maison aux pignons verts. Elle a continua également à tenir son journal franc et pittoresque, qui sera publié après sa mort. Les épisodes rédigés â Leaskdale présentent le presbytère comme la scène d'une période
Erected 1999 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Women. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 44° 12.187′ N, 79° 9.632′ W. Marker is in Leaskdale, Ontario, in Durham Region. Marker is on Durham Regional Road 1 (Concession Road 7) just north of Leaskdale Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located directly in front of the Montgomery house, inside the white picket fence, on the left side of the front gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11909 Durham Regional Road 1, Leaskdale ON L0C 1C0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucy Maud Montgomery (here, next to this marker); Robert Holmes 1861-1930 (approx. 19.1 kilometers away); Cannington World War I Memorial (approx. 19.2 kilometers away).
Regarding Leaskdale Manse / Le Presbytère de Leaskdale. In 2010 the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society
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1. Leaskdale Manse.
The manse was constructed in 1886, by carpenter William Gordon and bricklayer Valentine Brooks, to serve as a residence for the pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. In 1911, Montgomery and Macdonald, newly married, moved to the town of Leaskdale. As Macdonald was the pastor of St. Paul's Church, they took up residence in the manse. In her journals, Montgomery wrote that she enjoyed the rural environment of Leaskdale, but complained of the house's "ugly" design and its lack of a bathroom and toilet.(Submitted on June 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site of Canada.
Leaskdale Manse was designated a national historic site in 1994 because it was the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery in a productive period of her literary career when she wrote 11 of the 22 works published during her lifetime; her posthumously published journals for 1911-1926, written in the manse, are important literary works that provide for a greater understanding of the author and her early 20th-century work.(Submitted on June 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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