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  • 404 Queen Street East
    Image       Photo of 404 Queen Street East, a large home located on the corner of Queen and Huron Streets. The house is currently used as apartments. In this photo, we see some people outside of the home on the porch.
    Image     Photo of 404 Queen Street East, a large home located on the corner of Queen and Huron Streets. The house is currently used as apartments. In this photo, we see ...
  • Plans for Ercildoune by William Williams, 1881
    Image       Photo of the architectural drawings done by William Williams for the planned H.L. Rice residence (Ercildoune). This view shows the South Elevation.
    Image     Photo of the architectural drawings done by William Williams for the planned H.L. Rice residence (Ercildoune). This view shows the South Elevation.
  • Proposed drawings for Ercildoune
    Image       William Williams Architect St. Marys
    Image     William Williams Architect St. Marys
  • Ercildoune in Winter
    Image       236 Jones Street East (Ercildoune/ the old Sparks home). This view is taken in winter from the north east corner of King and Jones Streets.
    Image     236 Jones Street East (Ercildoune/ the old Sparks home). This view is taken in winter from the north east corner of King and Jones Streets.
  • Fallen trees by Ercildoune, 1933
    Image       Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm. The house in the background is 236 Jones Street.
    Image     Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm. The house in the background is 236 Jones Street.
  • Ercildoune, ca. 1900
    Image       Photo of "Ercildoune" named after the town in Scotland where Dr. Thomas Sparks was born. It is located at 236 Jones Street East, on the corner of Jones and King Streets. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice ...
    Image     Photo of "Ercildoune" named after the town in Scotland where Dr. Thomas Sparks was born. It is located at 236 Jones Street East, on the corner of Jones and King ...
  • Ercildoune, 1905
    Image       Photo of the Second Empire style home Ercildoune, located at 236 Jones Street East. This home was owned by the Sparks' family at the early part of the 20th Century. This photo shows some people standing in front of the veranda with a carriage seen at the side.
    Image     Photo of the Second Empire style home Ercildoune, located at 236 Jones Street East. This home was owned by the Sparks' family at the early part of the 20th Century. ...
  • Ercildoune - Dr. Thomas Sparks' House
    Image       Photo of Ercildoune (236 Jones Street East - corner of Jones and King Streets). You can see some people standing by the porch as well as a horse and carriage. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice in ...
    Image     Photo of Ercildoune (236 Jones Street East - corner of Jones and King Streets). You can see some people standing by the porch as well as a horse and carriage. ...
  • Living room at Ercildoune
    Image       Photo of the living room interior at Ercildoune. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice in 1880. The home is built in the Second Empire style, a very rare style of home in St. Marys or any other ...
    Image     Photo of the living room interior at Ercildoune. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice in 1880. The ...
  • Living room at Ercildoune
    Image       A photo showing the living room at Ercildoune. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice in 1880. The home is built in the Second Empire style, a very rare style of home in St. Marys or any other ...
    Image     A photo showing the living room at Ercildoune. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice in 1880. The ...
  • Living room at "Ercildoune" (Sparks House)
    Image       Photo of the interior of the Sparks' home - called "Ercildoune" after the town in Scotland where Dr. Thomas Sparks was born. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice in 1880. The home is built in the Second ...
    Image     Photo of the interior of the Sparks' home - called "Ercildoune" after the town in Scotland where Dr. Thomas Sparks was born. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift ...
  • 236 Jones Street East
    Image       This house is an example of the Italianate style that was popular in late 19th century house building inspired by the Second Empire Movement. Most Italianate homes were two–storey brick structures, often surmounted with a mansard roof, which can be seen in this specific house. However, this house is different ...
    Image     This house is an example of the Italianate style that was popular in late 19th century house building inspired by the Second Empire Movement. Most Italianate homes were two–storey brick ...
  • Side view of Ercildoune
    Image       See the description for the names of the people in the photo, as well as their short descriptions.
    Image     See the description for the names of the people in the photo, as well as their short descriptions.
  • Mrs. (Doctor) Sparks (Caroline) in the living room at Ercildoune
    Image       Photo of an older woman (Caroline Sparks - Dr. Thomas' wife) sitting in a chair in the living room holding onto a book looking towards the camera. In the background we can see out the window which shows that this photo was taken in the wintertime. Ercildoune was originally built ...
    Image     Photo of an older woman (Caroline Sparks - Dr. Thomas' wife) sitting in a chair in the living room holding onto a book looking towards the camera. In the background ...
  • Barbara Sparks Baird sitting in the living room at Ercildoune
    Image       Photo of a woman (Barbara Sparks Baird) sitting by a window (obviously winter outside with snow all over the grounds) holding a book, posed to look as if we have just interrupted her reading. Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married ...
    Image     Photo of a woman (Barbara Sparks Baird) sitting by a window (obviously winter outside with snow all over the grounds) holding a book, posed to look as if we have ...
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Ercildoune


Ercildoune was originally built as a wedding gift to George Carter's daughter Charlotte when she married Henry Lincoln Rice in 1880. The home is built in the Second Empire style, a very rare style of home in St. Marys or any other small town. The Sparks' family lived in this home from about 1905 into the 1950s.