Fairfield House, Fairfield Park, Amherstview, Ontario, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS 5D; Lens: Canon EF-24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM; f/9.5 @ 1/180 sec; ISO 400; Focal Length: 24mm
The Fairfield House in Amherstview, Ontario is one of few eighteenth-century Loyalist residences remaining in Ontario. William and Abigail Fairfield were among the first Loyalists to settle this area after the American Revolution. They arrived in 1784 and probably completed this farmhouse by 1793. Its symmetrical style and timber-frame construction evoke the architecture of the family’s native New England. Except for its verandahs and french windows, added by 1860, Fairfield House survives much as it was built. It offers rare evidence of building techniques and interior detailing from the Loyalist era. By 1959, when it was donated for public preservation, Fairfield House had been in the family for six generations.