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GLANMORE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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This imposing house is a fine example of the Second Empire style which was popular in Canada in the 1870s and 1880s. Local architect Thomas Hanley skillfully blended the characteristic Second Empire mansard roof and its ornate dormer windows with asymmetrical massing, a bracketed cornice and iron cresting to create an image of picturesque elegance. The profusion of ornate woodwork and decoration inside the house complement its stately exterior. Built in 1882-1883 for the wealthy banker and financier, J. P. C. Phillips, Glanmore reflects the tastes of the well-to-do in late 19th-century Canada.

 

Cette imposante demeure est un très bel exemple du style Second Empire, qui fut populaire au Canada dans les annèes 1870 et 1880. L’architecte local Thomas Hanley a habil3ment combine les forms asymétriques, la corniche à console et la crěte de fer avec le toit en mansard dote de lecarnes ornées, si caractéristique de ce style. L’abondance des boiseries et des motis děcoratifs intěrieurs complete la pittoresque elegance de la maison. Construite en 1882-1883 pour le riche banquier et financier J>P>C. Phillips, Glanmore témoigne des gouts des biens nantis de la fin du XIXe siècle.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

GPS Co-ordinates: 44° 10’ 01.48” N 77° 22’ 03.55” W 257 Bridge Street East Belleville

Additional information: Glanmore National Historic Site is operated by the City of Belleville.

Other plaques on site: Glanmore exterior restoration project, Glanmore architecture, Glanmore landscape restoration, Sir John A. Macdonald Heritage Trail.

To reach Glanmore's web site for much more information, click HERE.


GLANMORE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Information Last Updated: Thursday May 30, 2019