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Catalogue info: House built in 1899 for Charles Langille then passed to his son Russell (1903-1982).
Stencilled and free-hand ceiling in the right back room of the first floor, artist unknown, 1900. Oil on plaster. Free-hand mock fireboard (now over painted) in the left front room of the first floor, artist unknown, 1900. Oil on plaster. Marbleized mantle piece (now removed from the premises)left front room of the first floor, artist unknown, 1900. Oil on wood. According to 1983 interview with John Acker (1896-1985) of Oakland, the decorative work was done by and Englishman who could not pay his board. The ceiling has a stylized border of oak leaves with bunches of flowers in the corners. This pattern has been found in the Gabarus house and the Sherbrooke house. The small, central decoration has been covered by a light fixture. In one of the upstairs rooms, a design was outlined on the ceiling but never painted.