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EARLE HOUSE AND CARRIAGE-MAKING SHOP, WAKEFIELD

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The Earle House. (Photo - Matthew Farfan)Wakefield, set along a beautiful section of the Gatineau River, has become a getaway place for Ottawa M.P.s. This old house and work shed were built by Robert Earle, a prominent entrepreneur and builder in Wakefield, in the 1880s. Robert let his brother Arthur take over the house as the latter had a larger family. Arthur was mayor of Wakefield for many years, and ran the Earle carriage-making business next to the house. Earle descendants occupied the house until 1975, when it became the Maison Earle Restaurant.