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Wood House - Cornwall Community Museum

160 Water St. W.

Now located in Lamoureux Park, this historic building was once located off Second Street West, across from Domtar. It was moved because Domtar said they needed the land on which the Wood House Museum stood. It's an outstanding local example of Classical Revival detailing applied to Loyalist Vernacular form. It was built in 1840 by William Wood, a gentleman farmer.

Rectangular in plan and rising one-and-a-half-storey, the dwelling has a stone main block and brick rear wing. The dressed cut stone fa├žade, the pair of fluted Doric columns, the ornamental woodwork, the window and door moldings, the gabled dormer which is topped by a simple iron weathervane, the upper gallery and the ground level porch are exterior features worthy of preservation.

The building houses the Cornwall Community Museum and is open to visitors.

Wood Family sitting on front porch of the house.