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Carl Beck House

Architectural and Historical Value | Designated in 1982

This elegant Queen Anne Revival design residence is the only house in Penetanguishene with a slate roof. It was built by Carl Beck, the wealthiest of the local lumber magnates, in the late nineteenth century as a fitting home for a couple with nine children. Beck was mayor of the Town between 1892 and 1895. He bought the first automobile in the area, a 1903 Oldsmobile, which is still on display in the Centennial Museum. He also donated the land on which the Presbyterian Church was built and was instrumental in establishing Burkevale Protestant Separate School, the only such school in Ontario today. (Pictured in its original state)

Constructed in 1885

83 Fox Street, Penetanguishene Ontario, L9M 1C5 Canada

(705) 355-1100

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