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 des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Location. 45° 23.293′ N, 75° 45.704′ W. Marker is in Ottawa,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 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); Nepean Town Hall / Mairie de Nepean (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés (approx. 3 kilometers away); Asbury College (approx. 6.2 kilometers away); Thomas D'Arcy McGee (approx. 6.2 kilometers away); Parliament Clocktower Bell (approx. 6.3 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.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.