Cobourg and District Images
House of Refuge
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Postcards
Description
Located at James and George Street.
Notes
Cobourg had developed a ‘House of Refuge’ near the corner of
James and George streets in the early 1890s. The home took
in the elderly, indigent and destitute of the community. Soon there was a need for a hospital and a portion of the
home was turned over to that use. In time a need for
a larger hospital and Home became evident. The judicial court by this time had moved to the recently opened Victoria Hall, so the Hospital was moved to the site on D’Arcy Street and the Home was moved to its present site at Burnham and Elgin streets or the old courthouse and jail. Originally this was known as New Amherst.
Inscriptions
House of Refuge, Cobourg, Ontario
Publisher
Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.
Place of Publication
Montreal
Date of Original
c. 1900
Subject(s)
Local identifier
720-36
Collection
Historical Photographs
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Cobourg Public Library
Email:info@cobourg.library.on.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

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House of Refuge


Located at James and George Street.