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Private Residence

Babineau Residence

The house was built for Mark Curry who had a furniture business with his brother-in-law Fredrick Shand.

In 1936 it was purchased by Walter Regan, father of the Honourable Gerald Regan. It was sold to the present owner, Mrs. Babineau, in 1960.

Bedard Residence

In 1863 Captain Francis Glawson purchased 25 acres of land on the Port Dufferin Mines Road. The house was more then likely constructed shortly after after this acquisition.

The Porter Residence

The oak house was built c. 1920. The entire house has decoratively painted walls. This work was done c. 1935 by a German artist named Goestschel (sic) who claimed to have been to art school with Hitler.

Doucette Residence

The original house built on this site was destroyed by a fire and the home that exists today was built for Mr. Louis Pottier around 1900.

At this same time, the pressed tin ceiling was installed in the front parlour and subsequently, the recessed panels were painted by Melbourne Surette (b.1870 – d. 1960) a painter and musician from Ste. Anne du Ruisseau.

Lomas-Anderson Residence

The house was constructed in August 1898 by a local builder from Senora for a Mr. John Hugh MacDonald. When Mr. MacDonald passed away the property remained vacant for many years.

Goduto Residence

The Goduto home features the painted artwork of Alfred Goduto, an Italian immigrant who came to live and work in Sydney, NS Canada in 1956. The modest home hosts two elaborately painted rooms, the front left parlour and the dinning room.

The dining room ceiling and walls were painted in 1971 and the parlour was painted approximately two years later.

Quinn House

This property was sold in 1929 to George K. Matter, father of the previous owner Charlotte Matter. Mrs. Matter's father bought the house from Senator Owen Quinn, son of Felix P. Quinn, a native Irishman and manufacturer of Ginger Beer in Halifax.


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