The Barnum House was built between 1817 and 1819 by Eliakim Barnum, a United Empire Loyalist originally from Vermont. The house, which stands just outside of Grafton, Ontario, in Alnwick/Haldimand Township, is the earliest example of Neoclassical architecture in Canada. Barnum House was the first house museum to open in Ontario, restored and operated by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario in 1940. It is currently owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust.
Barnum House was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1959.
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... The site of the Barnum House was first built upon in 1811 by Eliakim Barnum's brother-in-law James Norris ... Norris' house was burned down accidentally during the War of 1812 by British soldiers who were billeting there ... Barnum purchased the property from Norris and built the house which still stands there today ...
... Another early settler was Eliakim Barnum, the original owner of the Barnum House on Hwy #2 ... Barnum House is now a museum in Grafton, and it is thought that Eliakim Barnum bought the house from another family who owned it before ... Ben Ewing and Eliakim Barnum were good friends and Barnum married Ben's sister Hannah Ewing Blanchard just after 1812 ...
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