Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
126 Bath Street, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1971
Description
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
5 photographs from the Parks Canada collection of the house owned by Mr. and Ms. Wilder Breckenridge at the time. The estimated date of construction is 1837.

The photographs are dark so have been lightened for this record to try and show the materials used.

The house is Listed on the Town of Oakville Register of Designated Heritage Properties. Their records show it was built in 1847.

From the Register: "Originally one storey, built by William Cantley, retired bank director and trustee to the Halton County Grammar School. Purchased by Percy A. Bath family in 1905 and named "Belair Farms". Bath was an original member of the Saint Jude’s Advisory Board, active in the Trafalgar Agricultural Society, Boy Scout Council and Oakville Club and as Clerk Treasurer of the Town of Oakville. The property remained in the Bath family until 1949."

"2 storey Georgian brick home. Significant features include quoins, lintels, brick wash treatment of the exterior and two identical north and south six panel entrance doors."

Mr. Wilder Breckenridge was the publisher of the Oakville Record-Star from 1949 to 1962. Mrs. Tina Breckenridge was the newspaper Editor. A link to the May 26, 1968 Daily Journal Record newspaper article about them is on the right of this page for your further information.
Notes
In 1971-1972, Parks Canada photographed those buildings that were 100 or more years old. This Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings was a Centennial Project.

The Trafalgar Township Historical Society has worked with Parks Canada and Library and Archives Canada to find these photographs in the area of Trafalgar Township and the city of Oakville, Ontario. The collection will grow as we have time to collect and prepare the images.

The TTHS is also sending the images to the Town of Oakville Heritage Planners to increase local availability and to ensure local preservation.

Each TTHS internet record will show the back of the identifying information card first. This is to prevent any errors in reading the handwritten address held up on a clipboard for each address - we have noted that sometimes the address number is illegible or incorrect.

At the top of each TTHS record, you will find "pages" to click on to view the various photographs.
Inscriptions
Coding on the front of the card: 06177002400126. Province is 06, Negative is 060yz4. NPC 464(9-701)7530-21-029-3938
Date Of Event
December 3, 1971
Subject(s)
Local identifier
TTCIHB000922
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4373660984134 Longitude: -79.6725988597107
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
126 Bath Street, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1971
Terms of Use
Acknowledgement to the work of Parks Canada. Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1970-1972, Trafalgar Township and Oakville, and of the Trafalgar Township Historical Society is required.
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email
WWW address

Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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126 Bath Street, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1971


5 photographs from the Parks Canada collection of the house owned by Mr. and Ms. Wilder Breckenridge at the time. The estimated date of construction is 1837.

The photographs are dark so have been lightened for this record to try and show the materials used.

The house is Listed on the Town of Oakville Register of Designated Heritage Properties. Their records show it was built in 1847.

From the Register: "Originally one storey, built by William Cantley, retired bank director and trustee to the Halton County Grammar School. Purchased by Percy A. Bath family in 1905 and named "Belair Farms". Bath was an original member of the Saint Jude’s Advisory Board, active in the Trafalgar Agricultural Society, Boy Scout Council and Oakville Club and as Clerk Treasurer of the Town of Oakville. The property remained in the Bath family until 1949."

"2 storey Georgian brick home. Significant features include quoins, lintels, brick wash treatment of the exterior and two identical north and south six panel entrance doors."

Mr. Wilder Breckenridge was the publisher of the Oakville Record-Star from 1949 to 1962. Mrs. Tina Breckenridge was the newspaper Editor. A link to the May 26, 1968 Daily Journal Record newspaper article about them is on the right of this page for your further information.