I am finishing my Doors Open series with two posts from Earnscliffe, a place steeped in Canadian history. This was the final home of our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, his wife Agnes, and their family. Today it is the official residence of the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom.
This red phone box was just inside the gate. So too was the classic car.
Approaching the house itself, one passes by the gardens, which are very well tended.
The house was first built in 1855, with additions and modifications by subsequent owners. In 1883 it came to be purchased by Sir John. The Victorian manor occupies a prime place on the cliffs overlooking the Ottawa River, and a prominent place along Sussex Drive. It was a surprise to see a Sir John re-enactor on the premises- though this one had facial hair!