Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bon Accord Good Deal House

Thanks to the hollyhocks
I got a private tour of this home built in 1867
(long story, but sum it up to my photography habit)

The imposing Georgian-style house with Italianate paired, 
round-headed windows was built by brothers Adam and Alexander Cochrane who built the 
Inkerman Foundry and Ironworks in Durham in 1851.

They came to Durham with a brother, Robert, from Renfrewshire, Scotland. The limestone house was built in 1867 as an anniversary gift to Adam Cochrane's wife, Grace Haggert. It was said the stone for the house was hauled from an Owen Sound Quarry by horse and wagon and built by a crew of 20 men within six months. Alexander Cochrane became the first Mayor of Durham in 1872 and held the Mayoral office again in 1884.

The fountain on the front lawn was a gift to Dr. and Mrs. Jamieson from the Town of Durham in 1933, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, "by the appreciative people of Durham."

Bon Accord's double front doors opened into a centre hall plan from where 20 low-rising steps carried one to the second floor.

Read more here

There is an interesting book 
....if you love that kind of thing like I do.

I want to exhibit my work in this home!

Thank You Jake and Don

Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

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