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Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1L3
Whitehern Historic House and Garden, built shortly before 1850, is a Late Classical house that is now a historic house museum. At one time, Whitehern was the home of Thomas McQuesten. Among the many Hamilton civic leaders and boosters, McQuesten helped encourage McMaster University to relocate from downtown Toronto to west Hamilton in 1930, and was instrumental in the creation of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
His historic downtown family home was willed to the City of Hamilton in 1968 after the death of the last of his five unmarried siblings. After its restoration was complete in 1971, Whitehern has been open as a civic museum and has occasionally served as a period film location.
The mansion is a site on local ghost tours.
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