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SourceBrigus Past Glory, Present Splendour, Page 23
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Complete Information "The three-storey mansard dwelling opposite Jackson's Quay (enhanced in 1990 by the addition of a two-storey east wing) was originally the home of Captain Sam Edwards, schooner master with the mercantile establishment of J. & G. Smith. Built during the heyday of the large mercantile firm, this house was sold a few years after the folding of the firm (1877) to Captain Sam Edwards, as shown by the following well preserved document: "Sold by J. J. Smith and William George Spear Smith (operating under the mercantile establishment known as J. & G. Smith) to Sam Edwards, fisherman. Date of sale August 3l, 1883." Registered October 13 of that year. This was one of the earliest houses built by William A. Green, a prominent Brigus contractor and builder of many fine Brigus residences during the late 1800s. Vacant for a time following the demise of Captain Edwards, the dwelling later served as the home of the Scaplens. Gordon Scaplen was for a time an employee of the Hue Mattress Manufacturing Co., which existed on a site between North Brook and the Conception Bay Highway just West of the path known today as Quigley's Lane. The Misses Louisa and Mary Charlotte Spracklin were also occupants
here, as were the Harold Linthornes. Owned later by Victor Antle, the place was sold to the Harveys of St. John's in the early 1970's."
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