Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
Fox House, July 2015
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
2457 Dundas Street West, Oakville is on Lot 30 Concession 1, NDS Trafalgar Township. The Crown Patent for all 200 acres of Lot 30 was issued to John Shaw in 1808. In 1876, three quarters of an acre in the southeast corner were sold by William Henry Hagar for a school and today, the old S.S. #2 schoolhouse, home of the Trafalgar Township Historical Society still sits beside this old house in Palermo.

Today, people know the house and property as the Fox family farm. George Neil Fox and his wife, Beatrice Mabel (McCuen) raised their family in this house from the early 1900s through to the 1970s.

The Fox house is on the Palermo Inventory of Heritage Buildings. As of March 2019, a heritage assessment of the property is near completion. The Region owns the property. The building will have to be relocated to a nearby accessible lot if the decision is to retain it.
Date Of Event
2015
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
George Neil Fox, b.October 16, 1886, d.1968 Beatrice Mable McCuen, b.October 3, 1885 d.1979
Local identifier
TTADM000137
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.43341 Longitude: -79.78293
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Fox House, July 2015
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
Website:

Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Fox House, July 2015


2457 Dundas Street West, Oakville is on Lot 30 Concession 1, NDS Trafalgar Township. The Crown Patent for all 200 acres of Lot 30 was issued to John Shaw in 1808. In 1876, three quarters of an acre in the southeast corner were sold by William Henry Hagar for a school and today, the old S.S. #2 schoolhouse, home of the Trafalgar Township Historical Society still sits beside this old house in Palermo.

Today, people know the house and property as the Fox family farm. George Neil Fox and his wife, Beatrice Mabel (McCuen) raised their family in this house from the early 1900s through to the 1970s.

The Fox house is on the Palermo Inventory of Heritage Buildings. As of March 2019, a heritage assessment of the property is near completion. The Region owns the property. The building will have to be relocated to a nearby accessible lot if the decision is to retain it.