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  • Babineau House
    ImageText       House Summary The Babineau house, located in Newport, is a Classical Revival home with decorative Gothic Revival features. The farm property was first owned by Mr. Frank Smith, and was purchased by Orlo Fawcett in 1885. It is presumed that the home was constructed sometime between 1903 and 1908 by ...
    ImageText     House Summary The Babineau house, located in Newport, is a Classical Revival home with decorative Gothic Revival features. The farm property was first owned by Mr. Frank Smith, and was ...
  • Aerial Photograph of the Harley Homestead
    Image       This is an aerial photograph of the Harley Homestead. Although the date is unknown, it is presumed to be 1948. The smaller barn in the photograph was blown down in hurricane Hazel in 1954. The large tree in the center of the photograph has since been taken down and replaced ...
    Image     This is an aerial photograph of the Harley Homestead. Although the date is unknown, it is presumed to be 1948. The smaller barn in the photograph was blown down in ...
  • Thomas House
    ImageText       Summary Originally located in the Cainsville area on what is now Colborne Street, the Thomas House was constructed in 1835 for John Thomas by William Abbot. Peanut butter was manufactured at the house by the Taylor family from 1920 until the middle of the Second World War when it became ...
    ImageText     Summary Originally located in the Cainsville area on what is now Colborne Street, the Thomas House was constructed in 1835 for John Thomas by William Abbot. Peanut butter was manufactured ...
  • Penmarvian
    ImageText       Summary The original house was built by Hiram Capron in 1846 and known as the The Stone House. It took three years and twelve stone masons to complete and is an exemplar of the Greek Revival style popular at the time. Note how the square profile, flat hip roof and ...
    ImageText     Summary The original house was built by Hiram Capron in 1846 and known as the The Stone House. It took three years and twelve stone masons to complete and is ...
  • Christopher Latshaw House
    ImageText       House Summary Constructed in 1862 by Christopher Latshaw and Alexander Kelman, the Christopher Latshaw house is an example of Field Stone architecture. The Latshaw’s were a prominent family in Glen Morris, and Christopher Latshaw’s father, Joseph Latshaw, was known as one of the first settlers in Brant. The lot that ...
    ImageText     House Summary Constructed in 1862 by Christopher Latshaw and Alexander Kelman, the Christopher Latshaw house is an example of Field Stone architecture. The Latshaw’s were a prominent family in Glen ...
  • McLean Farm
    ImageText       House Summary The McLean Farm is a century farm located in Newport. Purchased in 1849 by Edward and Mary McLean and passed onto relatives throughout many generations until it was purchased by Harold and Jan Davis with Harold being the nephew of Vallera McLean (née Davis). The property originally featured ...
    ImageText     House Summary The McLean Farm is a century farm located in Newport. Purchased in 1849 by Edward and Mary McLean and passed onto relatives throughout many generations until it was ...
  • Smith John Wait House
    ImageText       House Summary Smith John Wait House was built in 1871 after John Wait bought the property from his brother George. Smith John Wait, an avid horseman, built the red brick home and a large barn on the property with an area for horses that was later removed. Over the years, ...
    ImageText     House Summary Smith John Wait House was built in 1871 after John Wait bought the property from his brother George. Smith John Wait, an avid horseman, built the red brick ...
  • Howlett House
    ImageText       House Summary The Howlett House is located in Glen Morris within the Township of South Dumfries. Prior to 1897, Robert Rose, the donor of the land for the Glen Morris Public Library, owned a barn and stable on the property of the Howlett House. Circa 1915, Josiah James Howlett (commonly ...
    ImageText     House Summary The Howlett House is located in Glen Morris within the Township of South Dumfries. Prior to 1897, Robert Rose, the donor of the land for the Glen Morris ...
  • Drawing of the McLean Farm in Newport
    Image       This is a photograph of a drawing of the McLean Farm in Newport, Ontario made in 1970. The farmhouse pictured was built in 1859. Since the drawing, a verandah has been added to the front of the house, the barn has been renovated, and the windmill in the picture has ...
    Image     This is a photograph of a drawing of the McLean Farm in Newport, Ontario made in 1970. The farmhouse pictured was built in 1859. Since the drawing, a verandah has ...
  • The McLean Farmhouse
    Image       These are photographs of the McLean Farmhouse in Newport, Ontario circa 1980. The farmhouse pictured was built in 1859, and the paneled addition was built circa 1900. Since these photographs, a verandah has been added to the front of the house.
    Image     These are photographs of the McLean Farmhouse in Newport, Ontario circa 1980. The farmhouse pictured was built in 1859, and the paneled addition was built circa 1900. Since these photographs, ...
  • Bow Park Farm
    ImageText       House Summary Bow Park Farm is located in the Cainsville area in the County of Brant. It is a 1,000 acre property with a rich history beginning even before the construction of the first home. Around the early 1600s, the property was home to the Neutrals, a race of Indians ...
    ImageText     House Summary Bow Park Farm is located in the Cainsville area in the County of Brant. It is a 1,000 acre property with a rich history beginning even before the ...
  • Tennant House
    ImageText       House Summary The Tennant house of Mount Pleasant (alternatively known as “Grey Gables”) is a Neo-Gothic style octagon building constructed in the 1840s by shoe maker Richard Tennant. Around the time of its construction, the Tennant house was one of three octagon buildings in the area. However, the Nelles Academy ...
    ImageText     House Summary The Tennant house of Mount Pleasant (alternatively known as “Grey Gables”) is a Neo-Gothic style octagon building constructed in the 1840s by shoe maker Richard Tennant. Around the ...
  • Ron Eddy House
    TextImage       Summary Located in South Dumfries Township, this house was built in approximately 1888. County of Brant Mayor Ron Eddy currently resides in this home. The original home on this property was built in 1820. The County of Brant Public Library thanks Mayor Eddy for inviting us to his home in ...
    TextImage     Summary Located in South Dumfries Township, this house was built in approximately 1888. County of Brant Mayor Ron Eddy currently resides in this home. The original home on this property ...
  • The Westbrook Homestead
    ImageText       House Summary This property on McBay Road, also known as Clover Hill Stables, is one of the oldest in the area. It is believed to have belonged to the Westbrooks, who were early settlers in the area. This home has been very modified due to its age – the original ...
    ImageText     House Summary This property on McBay Road, also known as Clover Hill Stables, is one of the oldest in the area. It is believed to have belonged to the Westbrooks, ...
  • The Hamilton Farm
    ImageText       House Summary This home on Number 6 School Road is commonly referred to as the Hamilton Farm as it has been in the Hamilton Family for over 100 years before changing hands. It is a unique mix between Regency and Ontario Gothic, estimated to be built around 1860. It was ...
    ImageText     House Summary This home on Number 6 School Road is commonly referred to as the Hamilton Farm as it has been in the Hamilton Family for over 100 years before ...
  • LeCluse Farm
    ImageTextmystery       Summary This house is located in Onondaga Township. Of note is the design in the walls made by alternating red and yellow bricks. Architectural Features This building is a single detached, two storey house with a high gable roof. Designs have been created in the stretcher bond brick walls by ...
    ImageTextmystery     Summary This house is located in Onondaga Township. Of note is the design in the walls made by alternating red and yellow bricks. Architectural Features This building is a single ...
  • Bruce's School
    ImageText       Summary Bruce's School was named for James Bruce, a graduate of Dublin University who taught in the County of Brant for ten years. The first schoolhouse was a log cabin on Concession 5 near the Beverly Township line, in David Cope's field about three quarters of a mile east of ...
    ImageText     Summary Bruce's School was named for James Bruce, a graduate of Dublin University who taught in the County of Brant for ten years. The first schoolhouse was a log cabin ...
  • Don Wills Farm
    ImageText       Summary The Wills house is located in Onondaga Township. Adam Butter, a Scottish immigrant, constructed the home in 1849 with the help of his brothers, and finished construction in 1855. Arches are found on either side of the driveway with the names Frank and Adam Butter inscribed, which were built ...
    ImageText     Summary The Wills house is located in Onondaga Township. Adam Butter, a Scottish immigrant, constructed the home in 1849 with the help of his brothers, and finished construction in 1855. ...
  • Van Sickle Farm
    ImageTextcomment       Summary The Van Sickle house is located in Onondaga Township. Construction of the house began in 1894 for Charles Edwards and his family. The house was rented by Tom and Dorothy Van Sickle in 1948 and purchased three years later for $7,000. Timeline 1894 – Construction Begins Charles Edwards family. ...
    ImageTextcomment     Summary The Van Sickle house is located in Onondaga Township. Construction of the house began in 1894 for Charles Edwards and his family. The house was rented by Tom and ...
  • Langford Church
    ImageText       Summary The Langford Community Church, located on 1601 Colborne Street E, was constructed in 1868 and was known by many different names. It was first called the Plank Road Church, then in 1924, after joining forces with the United Church of Canada, it became known as Langford United Church. After ...
    ImageText     Summary The Langford Community Church, located on 1601 Colborne Street E, was constructed in 1868 and was known by many different names. It was first called the Plank Road Church, ...
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Historical Buildings of the County of Brant