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George Brown House
Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2016
On the northwest corner of Beverley and Baldwin streets can be found this Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque. Here's what it says:
Originally named Lambton Lodge, this elegant house was built from 1874 to 1876 for George Brown, eminent journalist, politician, and Father of Confederation. Designed in the Second Empire style so much in vogue in Canada in the 1870s, the substantial and distinguished residence reflected Brown's prominence as a respected public figure. During his time here, Brown served as a member of the Senate and continued to be an influential voice in political affairs. Tragically, following a gunshot wound inflicted by a dismissed Globe employee, he died here in 1880 at the age of 61.
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