Fairfield House - Amherstview
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65
N 44° 13.003 W 076° 39.203
18T E 367924 N 4897272
Quick Description: One of the few eighteenth century Loyalist residences remaining in Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/19/2012 7:56:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMDHTD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
Views: 8

Long Description:
Located in The County of Lennox & Addington, The Township of Loyalist.
On the south side of Highway 33, 1 km east of Road 6, at street number 4574

Plaque Text

This is one of few eighteenth-century Loyalist residences remaining in Ontario. William and Abigail Fairfield were among the first Loyalists to settle this area after the American Revolution. They arrived in 1784 and probably completed this farmhouse by 1793. Its symmetrical style and timber-frame construction evoke the architecture of the family's native New England. Except for its verandahs and french windows, added by 1860, Fairfield House survives much as it was built. It offers rare evidence of building techniques and interior detailing from the Loyalist era. By 1959, when it was donated for public preservation, Fairfield House had been in the family for six generations.
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Residential Building

County or Regional Municipality: Lennox and Addington

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