Van Egmond House, The

This house was built about 1846 by Constant Van Egmond, eldest son of Col. Anthony Van Egmond, a leader of rebel military forces in the Rebellion of 1837. It has the sturdy proportions typical of the Canadian vernacular interpretation of the Georgian style seen in many of Ontario's early nineteenth century buildings. The handsome door with its rectangular transom and sidelights belongs to the style of the Classical Revival which dominated the province's architecture in the 1830's and 1840's. The structure depends for its effect on good proportions and, aside from the door, the only architectural detailing consists of a decorative brick frieze under the eaves. It remains as a good example of the region's early architecture.


On the grounds of the house, now a museum, Centre and Bayfield Streets, Egmondville

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Huron

Municipality: Municipality of Huron East