Avenue to Mr. Geo. Hughes Summer Residence

Avenue to Mr. Geo. Hughes Summer Residence <br> Frank M Stewart Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Avenue to Mr. Geo. Hughes Summer Residence
Frank M Stewart Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

A lovely tree lined avenue led to the summer residence of pharmacist, Charlottetown City Councillor and the Prince Edward Island Development and Tourist Association president, Mr. George Hughes. Hughes’ summer residence was part of the Inkerman estate of Father of Confederation, John Hamilton Gray. The avenue, if labeled correctly on the image, is the present day Inkerman Drive. Upon Gray’s return from the Crimean War around 1856, he planted a magnificent lane of trees from North River Road to his house. Birches were on one side and lindens were planted on the other representing the two sides of the war. Birches represented the British and French forces, while the lindens represented the Russian troops.

 

 

 

 

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