Almaguin Highlands Digital Collection
West Street South, Magnetawan


Description
Creators:
Unknown, Photographer
Gayle Robertson
, Author
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photograph and a report on the lots 21 - 24 ion West Street South in Magnetawan. The photograph has a two story building with a balcony and a porch on a hill. In the foreground is the Magnetawan River.
Inscriptions:
West Street South
East side, Lots 21, 22, 23, 24
Fran-Ru

Frank and Ruth Fairbrother, hence the name "Fran-Ru", built this as a summer resort in 1946. There were a few cabins they rented out as well as the main lodge. Some say Mr. & Mrs. Walker built and sold to Fairbrothers, however they both owned it at one time. It was sold to Ruth and Charlie Towsey who sold to two couples: Mr. & Mrs. Childs and Mr. & Mrs. Ed Beliskey. Stan and Elle Kuzmikuas bought it, but Ella became very ill and the place was closed for years.

Then Ray and Louise Maccallini bought the property and opened a fine dining room in a big new addition. In January 1996, one of the two remaining cottages was gutted by fire. In 1998, the place is closed again and no one lives there.

Brian Smith has purchased this property for use as a summer home in 1999.
Date of Original:
circa 1946
Dimensions:
Width: 4.5 in
Height: 6.25 in
Subject(s):
Collection:
Gayle Robertson Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.66681 Longitude: -79.64966
Donor:
Gayle Robertson
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Terms of Use:
For Educational Purposes
Reproduction Notes:
For Educational Purposes
Contact
Magnetawan Public Library
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West Street South, Magnetawan


A black and white photograph and a report on the lots 21 - 24 ion West Street South in Magnetawan. The photograph has a two story building with a balcony and a porch on a hill. In the foreground is the Magnetawan River.