Prescott Barracks and Hospital

Prescott Barracks and Hospital (HM1MPJ)

Location: Prescott, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 42.743', W 75° 30.742'

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The front portion of this structure one of the earliest surviving military buildings in Ontario, was constructed as a residence about 1810 by Colonel Edward Jessup, the founder of Prescott. Following the outbreak of the War of 1812, the stone house was appropriated for use as a barracks by local militia and, later, British regulars. It was soon enclosed within a stockade with other buildings, including a log schoolhouse also converted for barracks. Although a fort was completed nearby in 1814, the Jessup building continued to form part of the strategically located Prescott garrison. Between 1815 and 1817 it served as a combined hospital and barracks store, and in 1823 the British force purchased the house from the Jessup family.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 459416 N 4951128
Decimal Degrees44.71238333, -75.51236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.743', W 75° 30.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 44.58" N, 75° 30' 44.52" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 326-392 East St, Prescott Ontario , CA
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