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McIntyre House

1017 Isabella Street East
Constructed: 1877

Known as the oldest historic home in Thunder Bay, the McIntyre House is an example of the Victorian style of architecture, popular from the 1850s to the early 1900s. The stone foundation extends slightly beyond the frame. The walls were insulated with sand in an effort to make the home more resistant to gunfire, as it was originally located near a Fort William trading post. The flat roof with the pediment over the entrance is a feature of the Victorian style, as is the large cornice supported by brackets. The house also has many of its original windows. The original owner, John McIntyre, was the chief trader of the Hudson's Bay Company's post in Fort William from 1855 to 1878.

McIntyre House