Picture St. Marys
The conservatory, Westover Park
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Westover Park was built in 1867 for two brothers, William Veal and Joseph Hutton, prosperous early settlers of St. Marys. It remained in the Hutton family for seven decades; W. V. and Joseph's niece, Mina MacKay, was the last Hutton to live there.

The home has had many different uses over the years. It has been a retreat for young Catholic priests, training to be missionaries and the home in the 1970s to a number of families who were committed to community living. It is currently a luxury inn, attracting many visitors during the Stratford Festival season.

The conservatory wing, an addition to the main house, has been modified and is currently a meeting room with guest rooms on a second floor. The meeting space allows Westover to cater to groups holding seminars or training sessions.

The photograph came from the home of Julia Ford, the daughter of Dr. Adam Ford. Julia and her brother Leon were friends and contemporaries of Mina Hutton MacKay.
Notes
Condition: Good. Slight wear and yellowing.
Inscriptions
stamped "39" on the back (possibly date of photo is 1939?) Comment, however, suggests it was taken much earlier than that - ca. 1915.
Date of Original
1939
Dimensions
Width: 14.4 cm
Height: 8.8 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 13.5cm
Image Height: 7.9cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
0953ph
Collection
St. Marys Museum photo collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2522887317595 Longitude: -81.1506280303001
Donor
From the estate of Julia Ford, via Gary Jackson
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
"The conservatory, Westover Park." St. Marys Museum, 0953ph.
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:museum@town.stmarys.on.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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The conservatory, Westover Park


Westover Park was built in 1867 for two brothers, William Veal and Joseph Hutton, prosperous early settlers of St. Marys. It remained in the Hutton family for seven decades; W. V. and Joseph's niece, Mina MacKay, was the last Hutton to live there.

The home has had many different uses over the years. It has been a retreat for young Catholic priests, training to be missionaries and the home in the 1970s to a number of families who were committed to community living. It is currently a luxury inn, attracting many visitors during the Stratford Festival season.

The conservatory wing, an addition to the main house, has been modified and is currently a meeting room with guest rooms on a second floor. The meeting space allows Westover to cater to groups holding seminars or training sessions.

The photograph came from the home of Julia Ford, the daughter of Dr. Adam Ford. Julia and her brother Leon were friends and contemporaries of Mina Hutton MacKay.