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Not Much, But History

Ontario : Oakville
Location #6112
Public

Location Owner:superss
Creation Date: 1/7/2013
Last Updated: 4/8/2013



Description
Not much left at the property. I wanted to check the grounds for remnants of one of the oldest homes in Oakville but the snow is making me wait. Problem is, this property & its adjoining properties may not have much time left.

All that remains to be seen right now is an old cinder block garage.

A little history though. In 2007 the home on the property was considered in such a state of disrepair & unsafe that it was demolished, despite being listed as a Property of Heritage Value & it was on it's way to being Designated. The home was built by Benjamin Smith in 1822 & was the oldest home on record for the village of Palermo. It was one of the oldest houses recorded in Oakville & Halton as well.

It was requested of the owners that they would have a professional archeological dig of the property when it was demolished, whether that ever happened or not, I don't know. My guess is no, so I'm bringing a bucket & a shovel.



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Update Mar 2013

Nothing left but empty lot at this location.


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Status: Demolished | Category: House or Farm



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Address: 2488 Old Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6M, Canada
Province: Ontario


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On 4/8/2013 11:26:48 PM user superss changed the following: location status, description
On 4/8/2013 11:23:36 PM user superss uploaded photos : P3290812.JPG / to SID: 611247751
On 1/9/2013 2:30:44 AM user superss uploaded photos : 2488 Old Bronte Facing SW / to SID: 611247751
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On 1/7/2013 3:08:30 AM user superss created gallery : Where did the house go?
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