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Illahee Lodge
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110 Ontario Street South.
Lakelands was originally built in 1878 and was later the residence of William Riddell. He obtained the first B.Sc. to be granted by Victoria College, Cobourg, in 1877, and later became an eminent lawyer. In 1906 he became a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario. Mr. Riddell’s wife was Anna Crossen, the daughter of James Crossen, who was the proprietor of the Cobourg Car Works. The Sorias, who had long rented the home bought it around 1899 and owned it until 1914 when Madame Soria - Margaret - sold it to Charles Kerr of Toronto, son of Senator William and Myra Field Kerr of Cobourg. Kerr's wife, who was interested in Indian legends named it Illahee - Indian for house-by-water. Illahee Lodge later served as a holiday and rest centre for senior citizens for Toronto Family Services till 2005 when it was sold.Digital scan only
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
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Illahee Lodge

110 Ontario Street South.