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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Baillie House

I wish I could have taken a picture of this cute house from the front but it sits close to the sidewalk and in order to get a decent picture I would have had to stand in the busy street. SO... this is the side of the house but you can see it's a cutie.  Built in 1913 by a man for his mail order bride. Unfortunately she fell for another man on the ship coming out and married him. The man who had planned and built this place for her now lived in it alone although later his business partner and a nephew joined him. After they all died the Baillie family bought it and it was filled with the noise of a large family.



The first room you see is the kitchen and it was my favourite room. So charming.  I love everything about it!!





                                       The Dining Room



There are rumours that the house is haunted. Strange noises have been heard at night , unexplained crashes and footsteps upstairs.


The above room is the front room or parlor and the picture below is of a room adjoining it which also looks to be a sitting room.



 There is a sizeable space at the top of the stairs with room for a desk, a dresser and a comfy chair.
 Oh oh, there's my DH in the mirror. How did I manage that?








There are three bedrooms. There is a bathroom but I didn't bother taking pictures of it.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at a house that was almost demolished to make room for a parking lot. When the citizens of Merritt heard this they rallied and the thick sheaf with all the names of those who wished it to be preserved is still on display in the house itself.

Thanks for popping by,

Granny Marigold

9 comments:

  1. A lovely house! Thank you for sharing...

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  2. Ooops! My first comment went away. I love the kitchen, too. Some of the bedroom furniture looks like my granny's stuff. That's sad that the builder's promised bride married another.

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  3. How cute it that! Thanks for the tour ;-)

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  4. It's a fantastic house, and I agree with you completely-that kitchen is wonderful!

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  5. I live this house! It reminds me so much of my grandmothers house. Lucky you that you could take a tour. Thanks for posting all the photos!

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  6. Thanks for taking us along. I enjoy seeing the inside of these historic houses and learning the history too. How sad about the mail order bride. I ADORE the kitchen in this house. So very cozy.

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  7. I love the photo essay of the house...gorgeous rooms! And all those lovely china cups & saucers in the cupboard. Thanks for the tour.
    Ellabie

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  8. Such a warm homey kitchen. Love the pictures, thanks for sharing them! Chris

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  9. Oh I like the kitchen! What a lovely home, those lead windows are awesome! :)

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