Furniture at Fanningbank: A Story of Survival in PEI

Inventory of Government House

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Article by Catherine Hennessey, C.M.

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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 …