Residence of George Cormack, January 1964


Description
Creator:
Brian Winter, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Negatives
Description:
A black and white photograph of the residence of George Cormack in winter.
Notes:
This house was located at 319 Green Street in Whitby. This home was built in 1861 at the south east corner of Green and Dunlop Streets. It was demolished in July 1964. George Cormack was a Whitby lumber dealer. 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:
January 1964
Dimensions:
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Winter, Brian
Local identifier:
A2013_004_179
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.877821170035 Longitude: -78.9398652011108
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
1964
Copyright Holder:
Whitby Archives
Recommended Citation:
Residence of George Cormack, January 1964, Brian Winter. Whitby Archives A2013_004_179.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a brownie camera negative.
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Residence of George Cormack, January 1964


A black and white photograph of the residence of George Cormack in winter.