Residence of D.E. Heard, 149 Brock Street N., moved to 158 Brock N., 1928


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Creator:
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photograph of the residence of D.E. Heard with people standing outside of the house.
Notes:
This house was located on the east side of Brock Street north, between the Royal Hotel and the Hewis block, and was the residence of the Pringle and later the Heard family. In 1928 it moved to the southwest corner of Brock and Mary Streets. 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:
1928
Dimensions:
Width: 10 cm
Height: 12 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 12cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
17-048-001
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8796771940664 Longitude: -78.9423972064209
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Residence of D.E. Heard, 149 Brock Street N., moved to 158 Brock N., 1928, Photographer Unknown. Whitby Archives 17-048-001.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a copy negative.
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Residence of D.E. Heard, 149 Brock Street N., moved to 158 Brock N., 1928


A black and white photograph of the residence of D.E. Heard with people standing outside of the house.