Latlng: (43.420581, -79.75745)

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1470 Bronte Road

Discovered by filper
Created Jul 02 2012
Recent status Demolished
Category House Or Farm
City Oakville, Ontario
Location # 5004

A lovely old farmhouse with several out buildings on Bronte Road.

The charm of this home is the staircase, they have preserved some walls inside but the staircase seems to be what they have left as is. There is a crawlspace basement and a cool attic/upstairs that smells like (and sounds like) Raccoon.

The exterior is beautiful, red brick, decorative wooden fixtures and original trees in the front that are being protected.

The home is known as "Oakhurst" or the "Inglehart Home", it was previously inhabited by William Cyrus Inglehart and family. William Inglehart was born in 1823 and died in 1917

08 Oct 2015

Fire (most likely arson) engulfed the home on the 27th of September & destroyed the roof. They would try to determine the cause & stabilty of the home in the following week. I drove by today & the home is gone.

Latlng: (43.420581, -79.75745)


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Unknown User According to halton/ontario news outlets Alexandre Lemelin was charged with the fire looks like he goes by the name of oldirtypilot on here but the account has since been deleted.
Jun 16 2019
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superss Looks like destroying the home wasn't enough. I couldn't get close enough with the roads blocked, but from where the smoke is, it looks like the barn is on fire right now.
Oct 10 2015
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superss Demolished, was a beautiful home.
Oct 09 2015
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superss Arseholes. House was on fire yesterday, no explanation yet, but I assume arson. I haven't been by there yet but I've been told the roof is destroyed, not sure how well the structure has held up or if it's salvageable, but it is still standing.
Sep 28 2015
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captainmorgan it is indeed bat guano
Jun 23 2013
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superss I didn't see any rats, just bats.
Jun 20 2013
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dieselraven There is a POE at the front of the house beside the main door, all the other windows are boarded so its quite dark and scary inside. Also rats have set up camp in the attic and there are mountains of poo all over
Jun 20 2013
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superss All sealed up again.
May 31 2013
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Kenndruuh The back door was wide open when I went. Unfortunately everything else is boarded up so it was so dark and musty inside.
May 30 2013
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Nomad Awesome 19th century house. Thanks for the photos all.
Mar 27 2013
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rejex beautiful :).
Mar 13 2013
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Unknown User My grandfather grew up in this house. There is a lot of rich history in this house. I've seen many old photos of my Inglehart ancestors in it. I really hope the Province does something to it like the Spruce Lane Farm House
Jan 04 2013
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captainmorgan Last time I was in, there was still bats living in the attic. So please be nice to them :)
Dec 24 2012
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Unknown User Was there a few weeks ago, house is boarded up really tight. but the property is still worth a look.
Dec 21 2012
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D Explore The story goes that this property housed an orphanage for many years
Dec 06 2012