I don't have information of who built this house - before it was demolished it had been rented.
The 1880's Meacham's Atlas of Prince Edward Island shows Pat MacDonald living here with 80 acres of land. The railroad (today the Confederation Trail) was adjacent to the property - I took the first two photos standing on the rail bed.
The 1928 Cumins Atlas of Prince Edward Island shows Coleman and Mary Cameron living here on 78 acres.
The above/below photos show the south facing facade of the house.The main part of this house is a large L-shaped with two major gables, one south facing and the other east facing (towards Rte. 2) on the inside corner of the L is a tall steep dormer gable as seen in photo below - an unusual, unique design element. There is also a kitchen wing built out the back, westward. I would estimate this house was built in the 1890s.
Below: Gable end facing Rte. 2 Hwy.Below Photos, the northeast side of the house. Note the second floor round-top windows throughout the house.
The last tenant of this home was Shirley Anne Dugay who was murdered (not in this house) by her estranged husband Douglas Beamish in the fall of 1994. No one lived in the house after that - it was later demolished.
First time animal DNA used to solve crime -
Douglas Leo Beamish, Shirley’s estranged husband, was the primary suspect in Shirley’s disappearance. Foul play was suspected from the start but without a body, it was difficult to investigate. RCMP found a plastic bag near the body containing a leather jacket with bloodstains and two strands of white hair. The blood proved to be Shirley’s and the hair was from Snowball, a cat belonging to Beamish’s parents. Douglas Beamish was staying with his parents at the time of Shirley’s disappearance.