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549 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1971
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549 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1971

The Parks Canada photographer noted that the original owner's surname was McCraney and the estimated date of building was 1845. The present owner was Appleby College. Some of the documentation to be found on the internet is linked to this record for your futher information on the right side of this page. The legal description of the property is pcl 15-1, sc 20m341 ; lt 15, pl 20m341, located on the northeast corner of Lakeshore Road West and Whittington Place, directly across Lakeshore Road from Appleby College. In 2015, Laurie Smith Consulting described it as a two-storey, Regency-style house with a one-and-a-half storey addition, and a multi-unit residence. William McCraney purchased Lot 20, Concession III, SDS, Trafalgar Township in 1808. The land passed to his son, William Payne McCraney and then to his grandson, Moses McCraney as the years went by. This area around Fourth Line and Lakeshore became known as McCraney's Corners. Appleby College was founded on McCraney farmland in 1911. The next year, the McCraney farm was leased to be used as a master's house including a residence for 13 boys and accommodation for a housekeeper. It was used a master's house until at least 1984.