Fulford Place - Brockville, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
N 44° 35.858 W 075° 40.264
18T E 446740 N 4938473
Quick Description: This home belonged to G. T. Fulford who made his fortune selling "pink pills for pale people" and was the largest private home in Canada at the time of its construction.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/11/2011 11:04:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMB6H3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 15

Long Description:
In 1890, G. T. Fulford & Company obtained the rights to produce Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and began marketing it through Dr. Williams Medicine Company. Reverend Enoch Hill of M.E. Church of Grand Junction in Iowa, endorsed the product in many 1900s advertisements, saying that it energized him and cured his chronic headaches. Eventually, the product came to be advertised around the world in 82 countries, including its native Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

In the early 1890s, the publicity for the product was written by John MacKenzie. In 1892, he was made manager of the medicine company, and held that position until his retirement in 1929. When George Taylor Fulford, Sr., the Canadian senator that founded G. T. Fulford & Company, died in 1905 in an automobile accident, George Taylor Fulford II became involved in the family business.

Today, the home of George Taylor Fulford, Sr. in Brockville, Ontario, Fulford Place, is a tourist attraction that showcases the success of patent medicine products. It was acquired by the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1991. In 2001 they formally put a plaque outside his home with a brief biography.

Ontario Heritage Properties Database

Property Name: Fulford Place (museum) MCL-OHF
Street Address: 287 King St E
Municipality: Brockville
County or Regional Municipality: Leeds and Grenville
Construction Date: 1900 (Actual)
Building Type: Residential Building
Protection Designator: National Historic Site
provincially owned heritage property
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Residential Building

County or Regional Municipality: Leeds and Grenville

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