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Catalogue info: This Cape Cod style house was built by Ewan MacKinnon about 1825. The house featured two marbleized mantle pieces (oil on plaster c. 1850) with two corresponding free-hand painted over mantles (oil on wood c.1850). One of the over mantles featured a 'tree of life' motif. The over mantle paintings and wooden mantle piece were removed from the house in 1984. The gutted house is still standing. The former owners, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. MacPherson donated the paintings to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.