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title The Master of Beaconsfield: Part One
creator MacDonald, Edward
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>A great yellow house standing<br />at the threshold of Victoria<br />Park, Beaconsfield is a local landmark.<br />By Island standards, it is a<br />mansion, the elegant symmetry of<br />its facade disguising its considerable<br />bulk. It was built at a time<br />when people delighted in giving<br />their houses impressive names:<br />Westbourne, Edgewater, Watermere,<br />Ravenwood. Contemporaries<br />described it as the most luxurious<br />private residence of its day.<br />At first glance, perhaps the<br />most curious thing about the<br />house is the direction it faces.<br />Unlike its neighbours, Beaconsfield<br />fronts the harbour, the long<br />narrow lawn sloping down from<br />the verandah to where the shoreline<br />bends in to catch the outflow<br />from Government Pond. In terms<br />of Beaconsfield's origins, position<br />is everything. The original owner<br />built his house — and his life —<br />around the shipping that once<br />crowded the harbour basin.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-441
source 33
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title The Master of Beaconsfield: Part One
creator MacDonald, Edward
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>A great yellow house standing<br />at the threshold of Victoria<br />Park, Beaconsfield is a local landmark.<br />By Island standards, it is a<br />mansion, the elegant symmetry of<br />its facade disguising its considerable<br />bulk. It was built at a time<br />when people delighted in giving<br />their houses impressive names:<br />Westbourne, Edgewater, Watermere,<br />Ravenwood. Contemporaries<br />described it as the most luxurious<br />private residence of its day.<br />At first glance, perhaps the<br />most curious thing about the<br />house is the direction it faces.<br />Unlike its neighbours, Beaconsfield<br />fronts the harbour, the long<br />narrow lawn sloping down from<br />the verandah to where the shoreline<br />bends in to catch the outflow<br />from Government Pond. In terms<br />of Beaconsfield's origins, position<br />is everything. The original owner<br />built his house — and his life —<br />around the shipping that once<br />crowded the harbour basin.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-441
source 33
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>