Maison William-Wakeham – One Ash Residence

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ca 1900. - [188-?]. - Photograph depicting the "One Ash" residence in Gaspé. On the right, Dr. William Wakeham sits on his porch.

The house was built in 1842 by James Perchard with stones from the Peninsula quarry.

In 1880, it was bought by Dr. Wakeham who added several rooms: doctor's office, greenhouse, music room and games room.

In 1920, businessman John Baker became the owner of the building. Renamed "One Ash Inn", it became part of the Baker's Hotel complex. It then became the meeting place for tourists who came to hunt and fish for salmon in Gaspé.

The William-Wakeham House is now recognized as a protected historic site by the Government of Quebec. Its current owner continues the tradition by offering accommodation and catering services.

Mandatory reference: Musée de la Gaspésie. Marcel Lamoureux Collection. P77, Archival fonds: Baker's Hotel Fonds Fonds Famille Baker de Gaspé

Bibliography: Mélanie Dassylva, project manager. "In the footsteps of Gaspé's history". Gaspé, Cradle of Canada, 2010. 95 pages.

For more information: Chantal Soucy, "Le One Ash, résidence de William Wakeham", Gaspésie, 1986, no. 96, p. 3. Chantal Soucy, "Le Ash Inn", Hôtel de John Baker", Gaspésie, 1987, no. 97, p. 6.

Reference :

Musée de la Gaspésie. Musée de la Gaspésie, Collection Marcel Lamoureux. Z-119.

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