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Heritage Buildings ca. 1930
Situated along the picturesque Burlington shorelines, nestled amongst 14 acres of century old trees, stands McNichol Mansion, along with a gatekeeper’s cottage, a life size ‘doll house’ and what is believed to be the last remaining stable in Burlington.
The house was built for Edythe Merriam MacKay, daughter of renowned industrialist Cyrus Birge, whose company was one of the five that merged in 1910 to form Stelco. Restored now to it’s original splendor, the mansion is an 11,000 square foot house built of local limestone that boasts seven fireplaces and hand-painted murals.
Although the buildings were erected in 1930, the history of that tract of land dates back 200 years when King George IV granted it to Laura Secord.
Thanks to the local residents who opposed the destruction of the historic park and mansion and to the city of Burlington, McNichol mansion is now open to the public for various functions and stands as a proud and gracious reminder of our areas rich heritage.
My grateful appreciation to the restoration crew for allowing me on site during re-construction.