1872Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, purchased this house in 1876 and lived here 1876-78. It was built in 1872 in the French Second Empire style by Nathaniel Dickey, a Toronto iron founder. Macdonald owned the property until 1886 and it was occupied by his son, Hugh John, 1879-82. The Hon. Oliver Mowat, prime minister of Ontario, bought and occupied the house in 1888 and retained ownership until 1902. The property was leased, 1897-98, to the Hon. Arthur Sturgis Hardy who succeeded Mowat as prime minister and sold to Knox College in 1910.
|Placed By||Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 629223 N 4835542|
|Decimal Degrees||43.66165000, -79.39730000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 39.699', W 79° 23.838'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 39' 41.94" N, 79° 23' 50.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 63 St George St, Toronto ON M5S 2Z9, CA|
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