The Rastrick House – Hamilton’s Cork-Town

1840s Rastrick House (architect home who built the Castle), Hamilton's Corktown.  Photo by @erskinec
1840s Rastrick House (architect home who built the Castle), Hamilton’s Corktown. Photo by @erskinec

The Rastrick House

The architect, who designed the Castle, built his own home on Forest Avenue in the 1840s.

Irish workers would have been used in its construction.

Like all the great houses, the daughters of Irish families would be employed as maids. These young girls incomes would have helped support their families who lived in modest wooden fame homes only a few blocks away.

Published by Chris Erskine

Inspired by architecture and landscapes, my art explores our relationship to place, memory and identity. As a mid career artist, my art practice includes: painting, murals, short films, and sound art.

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