East House


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Notes:
General Charles Lane Fitzhugh was the youngest civil war general in the Union Army. The Fitzhughs were an old Virginia family of great wealth who spent much time in Cobourg. Charles built a pair of houses in 1902. Ravensworth, Fitzhugh built for himself and wife Emma Shoenberger,one of the wealthiest steel heiresses in the US, while East House he built for his son Carroll upon his marriage. In 1926 Ravensworth was sold to Richard Baylor Hickman of Kentucky as a private residence. The Fitzhugh family owned the East House until it was destroyed by a fire on Christmas Day in 1976.
Publisher:
Fisher Studio
Place of Publication:
Cobourg
Date of Original:
ca. 1930
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
720-103
Collection:
Historical Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Cobourg Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

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East House