1865 – Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island – $45,006

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Added to OHD on 4/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/19   -   4 Comments
27 Mink Rd, Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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  • $60,000 CAD
    $45,006 USD
  • 7 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3000 Sq Ft
  • 0.71 Ac.
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Here is your opportunity to own a piece of PEI History. This home was built in approximately 1865 by James Clow a local merchant and shipbuilder. The Clow Home is recognized/ Registered as a Heritage Home. Large 7 bedroom,3 bathroom,has separate living quarters attached to the home, could be a rental or made into a B&B or a great family home. Needs work to be brought back to its original beauty. Close to beaches, golf course and only 15 minutes to Montague. Option to purchase another 1 acre parcel of land beside the home. Serious inquiries only. All measurements are approximate and should be verified by purchaser if deemed important. No PCDS being sold "As Is Where Is"
Contact Information
Cathy Burton, Re/Max Charlottetown Realty
902-314-4992 / 902-892-0994
OHD Notes
From Canada's Historic Places: "The Clow House is valued as a fine example of its architectural style, its importance to the community and historical associations with the Clow family.

This house was built approximately 1865 by James Clow (1837-1901) a prosperous shipbuilder, lobster packer, merchant and politician. He built a plain vernacular house, which in later years would be embellished by his son, Benjamin Clow. James Clow and his wife, Lucy (Graham) Clow (1832-1905) ran a general store nearby the house, which was later passed to their son, Benjamin. In the 1890 election, James Clow was elected to the House of Assembly and was elected to the Legislative Council, serving from 1882-1890. Benjamin Clow worked as a carpenter and farmer until 1881, when he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to become a ship joiner. In 1884, Benjamin Clow returned to Prince Edward Island, where he took over his father's business in 1890. In 1909, Benjamin Clow had the plain 1865 house embellished with fine Victorian details. Alexander Finlay of Sturgeon and his son, Russell were hired. The Finlays added two corner bays with conical roofs, an interconnecting balcony with balustrade, gingerbread decoration and a central mansard-roofed turret. They also added a flat roofed wing which received no Victorian embellishments. In 1928, Benjamin's business went bankrupt but his two sons operated a store from the building adjacent to the house and continued to live in this house. The Clow's property in Murray Harbour North included the house, store and a wharf.

The Clow House continues to be an important visual landmark in its community."

Source : Culture and Heritage Division, Department of Tourism and Culture, Charlottetown, PE File # : 4310-20/C12
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4 Comments on 1865 – Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island – $45,006

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  1. MichaelMichael says: 1268 comments

    Interesting house as well as the history of the owners and the additions made over the years. As usual, not enough pictures. I do love the ‘store’ you can see from the street view. Sadly, it sounds as if it’s not part of the property.

    I find it odd that they put so much effort in the 1909 additions to the front and then added a fairly non-descript addition to the side which makes no effort to tie into the original architecture or even the 1909 additions to the front.

    • AvatarLadyBelle says: 60 comments

      alot of times additions like that are made because of growing families, not architectural preservation. The owners in 1909 could afford to do more, and still had a fairly new house. By the time the second addition was built, the house was older and who knows what the family that owned it was like.

  2. AvatarFanshaweGirl says: 369 comments

    I’m sad for the missing details 🙁

    Hopefully someone snaps this one up and makes her shine again. Price is right.

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