"Cobourg, Lake Ontario" by J. P. Cockburn


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Paintings
Description:
Colonel James Patterson Cockburn sketched or painted many settlements in 1829-30 as he passed through eastern Ontario. This is the oldest known sketch of Cobourg.
Notes:
A study of this sketch of 1830 with travelers' descriptions of Cobourg at this time enabled identification of several of the buildings. The original Church of England is seen near the corner of King and College Street. A block westward from it, actually on the site of the present Registry Office, is Oren Strong's Steam Boat Hotel, renamed the Albion in 1837. It was a low and rather wide 2 storey midway among the building on the north side of King. Across the street from it was Carpenter's Hotel, a higher structure that was said to be the best of the three inns in the village. The structure at the right of the sketch, where the Post Office stood in later years, may have been a livery stable or blacksmith shop, but we have no definite information. Hitching posts are shown in front of the inns.
Inscriptions:
"Cobourgh" "Cobourg in 1830"
Date of Original:
1830
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
750-3
Collection:
Historical Photographs
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.95977
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Cobourg Public Library
Email
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Agency street/mail address

200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

"Cobourg, Lake Ontario" by J. P. Cockburn
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"Cobourg, Lake Ontario" by J. P. Cockburn


Colonel James Patterson Cockburn sketched or painted many settlements in 1829-30 as he passed through eastern Ontario. This is the oldest known sketch of Cobourg.