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Built in 1865 for James George, the George House represents the Victorian age at its finest.

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Built in 1865 for James George, the George House represents the Victorian age at its finest.

Built in 1865 for James George, the George House represents the Victorian age at its finest.

With over 3,000 sq. ft., the two-storey, yellow brick home in Port Elgin boasts five bedrooms and five and a half baths with a large covered veranda at the front and a large upper deck above.

Today, the home still contains much of the memorabilia from the original George family and the original hard maple floors still exist throughout the main level except the front staircase which is constructed of original pine. The formal living and dining rooms are easily separated by large pocket doors in the decorative archway.

Christmas is a special time at the George House. In the Victorian tradition, a fresh-cut, 10 foot tree in the living room is decorated in Victoriana but, this year, the home will also be decorated by Heather Smillie Designs with products provided by Ralph's Galore & Card Shop, Port's Emporium, Shoreline Stone & Garden Centre and Window Art by Karen Brioux.

The home will be part of the Christmas Home Tour being held November 20th and 21st sponsored by the Saugeen Shores Cham-bettes and the Tara Curling Club. Tickets for the event are available at the following retailers for $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event:

Mills Home Hardware-Tara
Joannie's Fashions-Paisley
Nicholson Design-Owen Sound
Denomy's TV and Appliance-Chesley
Cathy's Flowers 'n' Treasures-Port Elgin
Bayberry's of High St-Southampton
Becker Shoes-Port Elgin
Square Deal Neil's TV & Appliance Centre-Southampton

The proceeds from the tour will go toward the Regional Integrated-Accessible Playground to built at Jubilee Park in Southampton, the "Let's Play Campaign" and the Tara Curling Club.

The Tour is this Friday and Saturday (20th & 21st) ... Friday 6 - 9 and all day Saturday.


603 Goderich Street
Port Elgin, Ontario
N0H 2C0
519-832-2041

Previous Homes on the Tour

 

Ashdown House in Port Elgin

Home & Garden Home Tour House Number Two - Ashdown House

 

Home & Garden Home Tour House Number One - Watch Hill

 

Home & Garden Home Tour House Number Three - Fatherby Home

 


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