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Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Ermatinger House

La Maison Ermatinger

 
 
Ermatinger House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
1. Ermatinger House Marker
Inscription.
This house, built between 1814 and 1823 by Charles Ermatinger of the North West Company, is the oldest surviving house in northwestern Ontario. Constructed when Sault Ste. Marie was still a small fur trading post on the Upper Lakes, this fine house soon became the centre of the district's business and social life, and was noted by such visitors as Lord Selkirk, Anna Jameson, Sir John Richardson, Paul Kane and George Catlin.

Bâtie, de 1814 à 1823, par Charles Ermatinger de la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest, cette maison est la plus ancienne dans le nord-ouest de l'Ontario. Le Sàult-Sainte-Marie n'était encore qu'un poste de traite de fourrures aux grands lacs, alors qu'elle devint le centre de la vie sociale et commerciale de la région. Des visiteurs distingués, lord Selkirk, Anna Jameson, sir John Richardson, Paul Kane et George Catlin s'y arrêtèrent.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 46° 30.349′ N, 84° 19.499′ W. Marker is in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in Algoma District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bay Street and Pim Street. Touch for map. Marker is located to the right of the entrance of the visitor's centre. It is just inside
Wideview of Ermatinger House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
2. Wideview of Ermatinger House Marker
Visitor Centre is in the background
the walls of the site but easily seen from outside the site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5N1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Precious Blood Cathedral (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Nicolas Perrot (approx. half a kilometer away); Dr. Roberta Bondar (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Anna Jameson (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); The North West Company Post (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Francis Hector Clergue (approx. 2 kilometers away); Col. John Prince (approx. 2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
 
More about this marker. The Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site is situated close to neighbouring attractions including the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.
 
Also see . . .  City of Sault Ste. Marie - Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. (Submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Ermatinger House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
3. Ermatinger House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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