Furniture at Fanningbank: A Story of Survival in PEI

Inventory of Government House

Article by Catherine Hennessey, C.M.

t was an ambitious act in 1829 for a colony the size of Prince Edward Island to authorize the appointment of commissioners to negotiate a loan for the purpose of erecting a Government House. Their efforts were successful. By June 1832 a contract was awarded to build the house now called Fanningbank. It …