Margaret McLennan Log House - Digital Archive

The Digital Archive and complementary Interactive Heritage Register Map are initiatives to provide historical information regarding properties included on the Township’s Heritage Register. The Digital Archive only includes properties which have consented to include their heritage property on this archive.

We recognize that when the first Euro‐Canadian settlers arrived in what is now Puslinch Township, the Anishinaabe ancestors of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation had long established hunt camps in the area. Through written and verbal accounts we understand that the Anishinaabe interacted with the settlers in a friendly and cooperative manner. It is acknowledged that the development of the Township encroached upon their traditional way of life resulting in their displacement.

Margaret McLennan Log House

4556 Sideroad 20 N. Concession 3, Part Lot 20 Puslinch, ON
Photo of Margaret McLennan Log House

Biographical Info

The Alexander McLennan House, or Margaret McLennan House, is a one-and-a-half storey log house built around 1850. It is much larger compared to other log houses, especially those constructed in the 1830s and 1840s, but it has the same basic architecture of two rooms with stairs to a loft above. It is one of the few original log houses remaining in Puslinch today.

Alexander McLennan is the original owner of the property. By the 1906 Atlas, the Smith family owned the farm.

The Margaret McLennan House is historically associated with Scottish immigration from Uist and the settlement of Puslinch.


McLennan House - Exterior

Categories: Decade Built – 1850s, Decade Plaqued – 2000s, Historical Association – Scottish/Scotland, Materials – Wood, One-and-a-half storeys, One-storey, Traditional Log House Style