Mc Crae House

Mc Crae House

Coordinates: 43°32′9.7″N 80°14′42.1″W / 43.536028°N 80.245028°W / 43.536028; -80.245028

McCrae House
Established 1966
Location Guelph, Ontario Canada
Website guelpharts.ca/mccraehouse/index.php
National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1966

McCrae House, located in Guelph, Ontario, is the birthplace of John McCrae (b. 1872 – d. 1918), doctor, soldier and author of the famous First World War poem "In Flanders Fields". The house is a National Historic Site of Canada.

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... Other families occupied the house until 1966, when a group of Guelph citizens purchased the building with the intention of preserving it as a museum ... Board designated both John McCrae as a person of national significance, and the house as a place of national significance ... McCrae House is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act ...

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