Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
This cottage was built in the early 1850s for a retired soldier and his family. About 85 of these homes were constructed just east of the Fort, and leased at a modest rate to veteran soldiers in return for light military duties. This one, belonging to Charles O'Connor, was moved here from its original location about 500 metres away.
For a growing family this cottage would have been very cramped, since it has only two rooms … a combined kitchen/sitting room and a bedroom.
The NCO in charge, Sergeant-Major Joseph Taylor, and his wife were assigned a large lot close to the fort.
Maisonnette de pensionné
Cette maisonnette fut construite au début des années 1850 pour un soldat à la retraite et sa famille. Environ 85 de ces maisonnettes furent construites tout juste à l'est du fort pour être louées pour une modique somme aux pensionnés de l'armée en échange de légères tâches militaires. Celle-ci, occupée par Charles O'Connor, fut transportée à cet endroit à partir de son emplacement original, à environ 500 mètres d'ici.
Pour une famille en croissance, cette maisonnette aurait offert un espace très restreint puisqu'elle n'avait que deux pièces: une chambre à coucher et une cuisine servant aussi de salon.
Erected by Parks Canada.
Location. 42° 6.487′ N, 83° 6.811′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Laird Avenue South just south of Elm Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located behind the Fort Malden National Historic Site Visitor Centre, slightly upstream, very near the Detroit River. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major John Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Malden Points of Interest (within shouting distance of this marker); Shoreline Breakwall (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Tecumseh Stone" (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Council House (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit River Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Privy (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherstburg.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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