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Edward Cole House of Chubtown


Discovered by spydrgyrl
Created Aug 04 2010
Recent status Demolished
Category House Or Farm
City Oshawa, Ontario
Location # 1830
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The Edward Cole House is located on Ritson Road North in Oshawa, just north of Winchester Road, on Lot 9 Concession 6. Originally a crown reserve (1792), this property was patented by the Canada company in 1831. Early records indicate it was occupied by Thomas Clark, Thomas Lewis, and James Phillips in 1837. In 1830 the existing house was built and settled by Edward Cole. Born in England, Cole was a farmer and a lumber merchant. The house was located in a hamlet known at the time as “Chubtown”. For more information on Chubtown see Clay70(a)s entry in the Durham Region folder.

Although I wasn’t able to find a point of entry into the house, the property holds many other surprises. I had a difficult time limiting myself to 20 photos!

The Cole House has been identified as having the Highest Potential for designation by the Oshawa Heritage Association (Class A Property). Hopefully it can avoid being in the path of the 407 and be restored to its former glory.

Latlng: (43.975484, -78.89119)


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VacantMedia This house has been demoished the 407 runs right over where it was

Oct 23 2016  • 0 like(s)
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Unknown user I don't want to go to the wrong place... does the driveway have a no trespassing sign?

Sep 08 2014  • 0 like(s)

Storytrail Any idea what happened to this house? I'm going to be in the area this coming weekend.

Mar 30 2014  • 0 like(s)

doom vs Lots of it is dark and its basically empty but it did have a nice bannister at least

Jun 01 2012  • 0 like(s)

ann_faith awww! :-( (i have a soft spot for cats) poor thing!

Mar 16 2012  • 0 like(s)

oprs The remains looks like a cat -

Mar 16 2012  • 0 like(s)

spydrgyrl I do believe it's a cat. :(

Jan 23 2011  • 0 like(s)

clay70 yikes!!what animal is that skeleton? Looks like a hawk..

Dec 07 2010  • 0 like(s)