Almaguin Highlands Digital Collections
4275 Sparks Street North, Magnetawan
Description
Creators
Unknown, Photographer
Gayle Robertson
, Author
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A two page document including two photographs and a history of the home on 4275 Sparks Street North. The first photograph is black and white. The house is two stories tall with a porch and balcony on the front of this brick building. There is a fence with white stone posts and a metal wire fence. In the colour photograph the only significant change is the stone posts and fence have been removed.
Inscriptions
Written on the back L. to R. Dr. Freeborns, Troyers, Orange Hall, about 1930, 1929

4275 Sparks Street North
North half, Lot 7, South half, Lot 6, West side

Dr. Freeborn built this house about 1910 on land that originally belonged to the Irwin-Stewart farm. He ran his medical practice here and also lived in the house. When he was ready to retire, Dr. Freeborn sold the house and his practice to Dr. Salmon, who in turn, sold to Dr. Wright.

Charlie and Sarah Hodgins were next to own the house. When Charlie died, Sarah's sister Mary Kennedy took two rooms upstairs. Gayl and Garfield Robertson rented two rooms downstairs and one upstairs in 1961-63. Sarah's brother Charlie Smith came to live with her in 1962. Charlie bought the house after Sarah died, then sold to Mr. & Mrs. Simmon, who sold to Mrs. Chambers. Her son John and wife Bonnie acquired the property and they sold to Brian Chisholm. He and his wife ran a bed and breakfast. In 1994, William H. Stewart and his wife Linda bought the house and continue to run the Dr.'s House Bed and Breakfast.
Date of Original
1994
Date Of Event
1930 - 1994
Dimensions
Width: 10 in
Height: 6.5 in
Subject(s)
Collection
Gayle Robertson Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.66681 Longitude: -79.64966
Donor
Gayle Robertson
Creative Commons licence
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Terms of Use
For Educational Purposes
Reproduction Notes
For Educational Purposes
Contact
Magnetawan Public Library
Email:magcap@ontera.net
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4275 Sparks Street North, Magnetawan


A two page document including two photographs and a history of the home on 4275 Sparks Street North. The first photograph is black and white. The house is two stories tall with a porch and balcony on the front of this brick building. There is a fence with white stone posts and a metal wire fence. In the colour photograph the only significant change is the stone posts and fence have been removed.