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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

More from Mallorytown

 Some time ago, I heard from Will Mallory, who politely corrected my August post about Mallorytown - a town with which he has some obvious connection. Will politely suggested that it was Nathaniel, not Samuel, who arrived from Vermont with his six sons, and created the town - a nice legacy. Nation-builders.

Discovering this message, and cringing slightly at the ill manners of such a tardy response, I am reminded of another Mallorytown story I heard from Dave Bull of the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, on the occasion of an 1812 conference in Kingston last fall. I visited the FHF booth, became a member, and viewed the group's fine website with Dave. He showed me photos of the group's  Amherst Island tour last September.

Sincere thanks to David Bull of FHF for the use of this photo
Readers of old house stories will be interested in the Mallorytown connection.

In October 2012 long-time active (and that's an understatement) Kingston FHF member Marc Raymond was awarded the prestigious Margaret Angus award (no under achiever, she) for his work on the two-storey log house shown above. This was the Mallory home of 1797/1808 which was facing demolition in Mallorytown in 1988. Marc purchased the home, dismantled it, removed it to Amherst Island and rebuilt it into his summer home over the next six years. Marc was also active in the conservation of the Neilson Store on that lovely island - not the kind of summer visitor to put his feet up!

A visit is warranted - waiting til spring.

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