Sir John A. Macdonald’s First Home Faces Demolition

11 10 2009

The Glasgow house commonly believed to be the birthplace of Sir John A. Macdonald is slated for demolition. The house, which was most recently a brothel, will be torn down as part of an urban renewal project led by British department store Selfridges. Selfridges, by the way, is owned by Canadian Galen Weston. The redevelopment plans call for a small memorial to Macdonald.