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National Historic Site of Canada

Glanmore

National Historic Site of Canada

Glanmore was designated a National Historic Site of Canada for its outstanding Second Empire architecture.
Glanmore, circa 1900

Glanmore, circa 1900

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 wealthy banker and financier, J.P.C. Phillips, Glanmore reflects the tastes of the well to do in late 19th century Canada.

 -Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
 

Parks Canada – Directory of Federal Heritage Designations: 

Glanmore, Phillips/Faulkner House National Historic Site of Canada


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Second Empire Style Architecture

The Second Empire style of architecture was popular in North America in the 1870s and 1880s.