Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site of Canada
Commemorating Canada's History
North side of Irishtown Road Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador
Year commemorated: 1978
Highlights: Picturesque cottage, home of Captain Bob Bartlett from 1875-1946
Plaque location: Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador© Parks Canada
Reason for designation
Probably built in the early 1830's for John Leamon, a local merchant, Hawthorne Cottage was originally located 10 kilometres away. Although an unusual design for Newfoundland, this cottage in the Picturesque mode provides a good example of a gentleman's modest suburban residence in contemporary eastern British North America. The garden setting and ornate verandah attached to a low one-and-a-half storey structure were standard elements of this building type. Between 1885 and 1946 Hawthorne Cottage was the Brigus home of Captain Bob Bartlett who served as ship's captain on a number of early arctic expeditions.