Marcella Rousseau in the doorway of the Rousseau family home (former residence of Dr. Warren), 1944


Description
Creator:
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photographic print of Marcella Rousseau standing in the doorway of the Rousseau family home - the former residence of Dr. Frank Warren.
Notes:
This house was located at 114 Byron Street North (on the block bounded by Byron, Dundas, and Centre Streets). It was built before 1850 and is believed to have been the residence of Peter Perry. It was later the residence of Peter Perry's son, Robert, who added an Italianate brick tower to the front of the house in 1857. From 1892 to 1920 it was the home of Dr. Frank Warren. From 1938 to 1945, Louis Rousseau (1896-1962) lived in this house. The tower was removed around 1960 and the building was converted into apartments. It was demolished in 1987. Whitby’s house numbering system was provided by Rev. Dr. James Roy Van Wyck (1877-1941), a retired Presbyterian minister. Van Wyck provided this service to the town, free of charge, during the Great Depression. By the summer of 1935, Whitby had a population of about 4,000 people and a house numbering system was needed. Prior to 1935, residences and businesses were listed in the telephone book with the street on which they were located. As well, there was no need for a house numbering system since all mail was picked up by local residents from the town post office. Under Van Wyck’s system, each block was numbered by a hundred. For instance, the first block south of Dundas on Brock Street was the 100 block; the second, the 200 block, and so on. Buildings on the west side of the street were given even numbers, while buildings on the east side were given odd numbers. On streets running east and west, even numbers were given on the north side while odd numbers were provided on the south. Van Wyck was careful to assign numbers for vacant lots between existing homes. Assigned house and business address numbers were published in the Whitby Gazette and Chronicle and a postcard was mailed to each residence in 1935 with the assigned house number and asking residents to please place this assigned number at their front door. Brooklin was given a house numbering system in the late 1960s or early 1970s, while Ashburn, Myrtle and Myrtle Station received a house numbering system in the 1980s or 1990s.
Date of Original:
1944
Dimensions:
Width: 10 cm
Height: 12 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 12cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
17-010-006
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a copy negative.
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Marcella Rousseau in the doorway of the Rousseau family home (former residence of Dr. Warren), 1944
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Marcella Rousseau in the doorway of the Rousseau family home (former residence of Dr. Warren), 1944


A black and white photographic print of Marcella Rousseau standing in the doorway of the Rousseau family home - the former residence of Dr. Frank Warren.