Ogle Robert Gowan 1803-1876

A year after coming to Upper Canada and settling in the Brockville area, Gowan founded the Grand Orange Lodge of British North America in 1830. A shrewd strategist and politician, the enigmatic Irishman used his newspaper, the Brockville Statesman, to promote his political views.


At Courthouse Avenue, Brockville

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Municipality: City of Brockville