Picture St. Marys
St. Marys District Museum


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Photo of the St. Marys and District Museum (now referred to as the St. Marys Museum) at 177 Church Street South in St. Marys.

The community museum for the Town of St. Marys is located in a lovely old home sitting on a hilltop in a park at 177 Church Street South. It was constructed from locally quarried limestone in 1854. When George Tracy, an early settler to St. Marys, built it for his family, it was by far the largest home in the small village of log shanties. Almost immediately, it was nicknamed the Castle in the Bush. It has been the location of the St. Marys Museum since 1959.

Visitors interested in 19th-century construction are welcome to visit at any time throughout the year. They will see exhibits and materials on local history and can also explore the interior of the house itself. Although it has not been restored to any fixed historic period, it contains a great number of original features from 1854: pine flooring, four fireplaces, plaster crown moldings, high ceilings and strange sets of small rooms off larger chambers.
Notes:
Condition: Good - some denting.
Inscriptions:
"Treacy House"
Date of Original:
ca. 1960
Dimensions:
Width: 25.2 cm
Height: 20.6 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 24.1cm
Image Height: 19.3cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
0297ph
Collection:
St. Marys Museum photo collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2549064589871 Longitude: -81.1408004164696
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"St. Marys District Museum." St. Marys Museum, 0297ph.
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction.
High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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St. Marys District Museum


Photo of the St. Marys and District Museum (now referred to as the St. Marys Museum) at 177 Church Street South in St. Marys.

The community museum for the Town of St. Marys is located in a lovely old home sitting on a hilltop in a park at 177 Church Street South. It was constructed from locally quarried limestone in 1854. When George Tracy, an early settler to St. Marys, built it for his family, it was by far the largest home in the small village of log shanties. Almost immediately, it was nicknamed the Castle in the Bush. It has been the location of the St. Marys Museum since 1959.

Visitors interested in 19th-century construction are welcome to visit at any time throughout the year. They will see exhibits and materials on local history and can also explore the interior of the house itself. Although it has not been restored to any fixed historic period, it contains a great number of original features from 1854: pine flooring, four fireplaces, plaster crown moldings, high ceilings and strange sets of small rooms off larger chambers.