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The Stephen Merrick House: Discovering the Past While Imprinting the Future

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Researcher-writer Stephen Robbins guides us through the fascinating history and extensive restoration of a c.1850 Greek Revival stone home, following an interview by HPOC with the homeowners, Gail and Bill Ellison. The home is located in Merrickville, Ontario, an hour southwest of Ottawa on the Rideau River.  The Rideau Canal locks, one of which is located in this historical village, are a National Historic Site of Canada and a World Heritage Site.  The house is a landmark in the village, now known for its vibrant specialty shops and heritage charm that makes it the "Jewel of the Rideau".

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