Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Clark House


This is Clark House built in 1886.  It was built for William Clark who was an important person in the history of my home town, Powassan.  Clark was given a free land grant to clear and farm this rich agricultural land.  After the railway came through his land he subdivided and sold it off to other pioneers.   He also donated land  for churches and schools.  
Clark House was the second house built in the town and faces the street that holds it's name, Clark St.
Along this street there are many handsome homes,  the public school , the Catholic Church and the United church sits at the end.
Clark House is Georgian style and has seven bedrooms.  It is basically the same today as it was in 1886.  It is presently a museum and there is some farm equipment outside including this threshing machine.

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