Ottawa , Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
The Billings House
Park Hill was built by Braddish Billings, a pioneer in local lumbering and agriculture. Born in Massachusetts in 1783 he was the first settler of Gloucester Township in 1812, his homestead forming the nucleus of Billings Bridge. In symmetry and classical detail, Park Hill draws on New England architecture of the Georgian period. The original house was built in 1828 but the north wing, which may have been moved intact from an earlier Billings home, was added in 1831. Later, a verandah was removed and the dormers and south wing added. Billings died in 1864 at Park Hill, which was occupied by his descendants until 1975.
Né au Massachusetts en 1783, premier habitant de Gloucester en 1812, un des pionniers de l'exploitation forestière et de l'agriculture dans la région, Braddish Billings fit bâtir Park Hill en 1828, qui fut l'embryon de Billings Bridge. Par sa symétrie et son ornementation classique, la maison s'inspire de l'architecture de la Nouvelle-Angleterre de l'époque géorgienne. On lui ajouta en 1831 l'aile nord, qui proviendrait d'une des premières maisons de Billings. Par la suite, on supprima
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 45° 23.366′ N, 75° 40.339′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker can be reached from 2100 Cabot St. The marker is located between the front parking lot and the house. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa ON K1H 6K1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Macoun (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Diamond Jenness (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); Parliament Fire (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); The Woolly Mammoth / Le mammouth laineux (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); Victoria Memorial Museum Building (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); John R. Booth Residence / La Résidence de John R. Booth (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); The Gouzenko Affair / L’Affaire GouzenkoIgor Gouzenko (approx. 3.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.