Latlng: (43.948178, -79.187999)

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The Lapp House

Ajax And Pickering, Ontario

Location Owner spydrgyrl
Creation Date Feb 13 2011
Status Demolished
Category House Or Farm
Location Ajax And Pickering, Ontario
Site number #2363

Hard to spot in the summertime as its view is obstructed by trees, this house sits far back on the property. The property was purchased in 1840 by Andrew Lapp. The house has been handed down through several generations of Lapps, though I(a)m not sure who owns it at the present time. Andrew Lapp grew tobacco on his farm, which he dried and cured for his own use. He would make it into plugs which he had such a penchant to chew that his teeth were worn down on one side from the tobacco. He apparently ran from the field one day claiming he was being chased by the devil. Andrew must have been quite a colourful character.

Latlng: (43.948178, -79.187999)


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avatar of timo explorer
timo explorer Yes, the house is definitely still there. As of September 23, 2011.
Sep 26 2011
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captamerica The house is still there (looks like timo was there this weekend!) and the Google maps entry is very specific (I put it there!). Cool explore.
Sep 26 2011
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chri5tin3 This house seems really interesting to me and I really cant wait to go check it out! Does anyone know if it is still there? I was trying to look for it but its kinda hard on google maps... But I did find a few interesting historical pieces of info on the Lapp family. 1. 2. 3.
Aug 10 2011
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dave bailey I would presume that Andrew Lapp was related to the Lapps who had the cider mill in Cedar Grove, on Reesor Road near 14th Avenue. Had a lot of their product when I was a kid!
Jun 19 2011
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captamerica Here's the link... I visited this one in the summer. Front door was wide open at the time.
Feb 25 2011
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clay70 i know its 2 concesssions south of Altona//
Feb 15 2011
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spydrgyrl It's not in Altona, it's on the 8th concession ...
Feb 14 2011
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clay70 if one walks in to the big tree in front of this home they will find a pink telephone from the 1970s
Feb 13 2011
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clay70 got pics of this one too under Altona..I also have a photo of Mr Lapp
Feb 13 2011
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spydrgyrl Must have been some strong tobacco he was growing! ;)
Feb 13 2011
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vitalfilms Awesome location!.......and. lol great story too
Feb 13 2011