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JW Clarke House, Kinsale

Ontario : Ajax/Pickering
Location #1851

Location Owner:spydrgyrl
Creation Date: 8/13/2010
Last Updated: 5/31/2011

Driving down Highway 7 near Kinsale, it's hard to miss this little ivy covered gem. I actually made two stops here, the first with the front door locked shut, and the second with the front door wide open.
Sitting on Concession 5, lot 4, it is listed in the “Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Ontario, 1877” as being owned by a JW Clarke. I have since been unable to find any other information on him. Perhaps he moved shortly after. It appears the last owners were the “Philadelphia Banquet Centre”. The inside is in bad shape, and it appears a neighbourhood of multi-million dollar homes are encroaching on the little clapboard house.
I will post more information on this location when I find it. :)

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spydrgyrl says:
6/2/2011 7:51:39 PM

Sadly, this place has been mown down. It is no more. :(

hsenter says:
5/31/2011 2:40:38 PM

I have added 3 more pics of this home. When I was growing up, my sisters and I were terrified of this place because all along the fence posts toys and stuffed animals were impaled. Perhaps the owners thought they were being whimsical but it was really creepy - especially as the soft toys faded and got ragged. People lived in this home till at least after I was married which was in 1991 - I think a

clay70 says:
8/13/2010 5:15:42 PM

Hey spydie,,,this is the place i was referring to when last i drove out that way to go toSalem Corners.. thanks for getting it...

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On 4/22/2012 8:19:31 AM user SaintSi1999 changed the following: location status,