Farringford, a landmark in Charlottetown, is one of the best examples of Italianate architecture on PEI. It was built and owned by a woman in mid-to-late Victorian times, “a women ahead of her time,” Mrs. Esther Lowden. Although Esther was active in the late 1800s and lived a wealthy lifestyle, her death in 1896 was noted with only one brief sentence in the newspaper. This book is an attempt to ensure that Esther has a place in Prince Edward Island history.
Esther of Farringford by Lynne Thiele will be launched September 4 at 7 pm, at the Haviland Club, 2 Haviland St, Charlottetown.