My brother was in this house back in April of this year and took the following photos! He was back here a couple of weeks ago and bought an old table from the owners. I was awaiting permission from the owners to document and measure the house for archival purposes!
Below is a painting I acquired last spring of Bishop McIntyre.
Below is a post made on Facebook a few hours ago by Architectural Historian Reg Porter.
THE TRAGEDIES OF HALLOWEENIn the 1960s my friend Elizabeth Cran and her children Alison and Anthony and I spent every summer in this huge house managing a long-term project in promoting community culture called the Tignish Arts Foundation. The house had quite a history, having once belonged to Bishop Peter McIntyre who used it for his home when he was parish priest of the area in the 1840-60 period. Later it was bought by a Protestant merchant, Alexander MacFadyen who worked for the Myrick commercial interests. He added on a very large piece on the right and turned the original Georgian house into the new Colonial Revival style. I loved that house and for many years dreamed of it being my home for life. But life had other plans for me. Elizabeth however, did live there for quite a few years.
Last night, Rose just told me, vandals burned the house down as part of their vile Halloween celebrations. Now all that remains is a framed photo that has all my mature life hung on the wall of my study, wherever I lived. The photo fades but the memories glow.