Category Archives: architecture

151 George Street, Victoria Harbour


The land at 151 George Street was purchased in 1908 and 1916 by Edward Byron Brown. Mr. Brown and his wife Mary Jane moved to Tay Township from Florence in Lambton County, Ontario in 1901. He completed this impressive home … Continue reading

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Ontario Heritage Conference Brings Big Economic Boost to Huronia


The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 took place in Midland, Penetanguishene and the Township of Tay on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, with pre conference activities on Thursday June 6 and Annual General Meetings of three heritage organizations on Sunday  June … Continue reading

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Ontario Heritage Conference June 6 – 9, 2013


An Invitation The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 happens in Historic Huronia, June 7 – 9, 2013! Our theme:  Rediscover the Past to Enhance the  Future,                                                                  the role of heritage in economic development Your hosts are the Local Organizing Committee, including … Continue reading

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as the old year ends, Winter in the picture


Victoria Harbour, Tay Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada – the old company store (now a hardware, cafe, and indoor garage sale) and the old library (now a real estate office) taken on December 29, 2012, built around 1910 – 1916

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Victoria Harbour – Some early buildings/businesses – 1980s interviews


In the early 1980s some students conducted interviews of local residents of Victoria Harbour.  This led to a publication in 1993 of a small pamphlet regarding the history of Victoria Harbour.   Looking into the research notes from the interviews I … Continue reading

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Victoria Harbour Company Store facelift photo


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Auchmar in Hamilton in the news


see this Hamilton Spectator article at http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/799228–auchmar-s-beautiful-future-hangs-in-the-balance and   http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/799166–auchmar-where-were-they for more information about Auchmar and Isaac Buchanan see http://www.auchmar.info/about_auchmar.html

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Carpenter Gothic


Carpenter Gothic is a North American architectural style sometimes called Carpenter’s Gothic, and Rural Gothic.  The style  is an application of Gothic Revival architectural detailing.  Aiding the growth of this style was the abundance of North American timber.  Carpenter Gothic … Continue reading

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new on the Ontario Heritage Trust website


Dear Municipal Heritage Committee Chairperson, I’m pleased to share the Ontario Heritage Trust’s announcement of the recent addition of two new pages on the Trust’s website. A page focusing on Heritage Conservation Districts has been launched. It provides detailed information … Continue reading

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Ribbon cutting at the Range light in Victoria Harbour


photos from the ribbon cutting at the range light on August 15, 2012 Bandana Construction did the renovation work on the light.

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