|Built:||1880||Current Owner:||Christine Brodeur|
|Built By:||Undetermined||Present Use:||Dwelling|
|Structure:||Frame House||Original Use:||Dwelling|
|Exterior Wall:||Aluminum Siding||Address:||
209 Cherry St.
This house is a one and a half storey “Salt Box” house, very similar in style to many other lumber company homes in Waubaushene, Victoria Harbour and other company towns. From the exterior, it looks as though not much has changed structurally, although the interior has been somewhat renovated. The house is box-like in shape with a small covered porch on the front, likely added after the initial construction. There is a small addition to the back of the building, which may have originally been the summer kitchen, judging by the shape and location. The original wood siding and trim has been covered in aluminum siding.
The title claim for this property was lost at 1967, but other historical records indicate that the lot was part of a large block owned by the Georgian Bay Lumber Company or its principals after 1870. The Company put this and many other sites in Waubaushene up for sale c.1925. The house is most likely to have been built by the Company for the use of Company employees. The Brodeur family has owned the house from at least 1927. Brodeur is a well-known name in the area. In the first part of the 20th century, the Brodeurs were probably best known for their musical talent. The nine member Brodeur Brothers band, including Simon Brodeur, played in marches and events throughout the area in the 1910’s and 1920’s. Later some of the members entertained at local music and dance halls, such as the Bayview Dance Hall and the Holland House in Waubaushene.
The property remains in the family.
Previous Owners List
1834 FRASER, Catherine
1834 CALDWELL, John Morrison
1834 SOLOMON, William
1855 HALLEN, Preston
1860 HALL, William
1870 DODGE, Anson George Phelps
1873 The Georgian Bay Lumber Company of Ontario
1876 PLAN 248
1882 DODGE, Arthur Murray Dodge
1883 DODGE, Cleveland H.
1887 DODGE, Arthur M.
1893 HUNT, William J.
1893 DODGE, Arthur M.
1893 The Georgian Bay Lumber Company Limited
1927 BRODEUR, Simon and Mary
1990 BRODEUR, Christine
Land Registry Office 114 Worsley St. Barrie
Simcoe County Archives Hwy 26 Midhurst
Tay Township Property Files Tay Township Office
Tay Heritage Committee Archives Tay Township Office