1877 Antique Map of Whitby [Ontario County / Durham Region, Southern Ontario]
16 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches (42.5 x 62.1 cm)
sheet measures: 17 1/2" x 27 1/2"
original antique map (couple chips & short tears to margins, some spotting, couple stains to margins).
from the Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Ontario, Toronto: J.H. Beers, 1877.
Landmarks include: Lake Ontario, harbour, lighthouse, Grand Trunk Railway, Whitby & Port Perry Railway line, church & graveyard, market block & street names
Some landowners include: John Watson, Samuel Jackson, Jos. Thompson, S. Lynde, John Strickland, L. Prender, Mrs. Hayden, Estate of the late C. Draper, estate of the late William Gorden, John Willis, Alex Cameron, Allen Cameron, Mrs. Tincomb, Henry Annis, Miss Lynde, Estate of W. Jeffrey, Thomas Elliot, Jos. Mitchell, James Mitchell, the Adams Estate, S. Cochrane, P. Whitfield, N.G. Reynolds, W.H. Higgins, Tho. Dow, Jas. Dryden, J. Richardson, H.H. Betts, B. Brewr, R.H. Jamison, William Betts, Estate of the late William Anderson, John Spuril, H. Starr, J. Taylor, George Hopkins, Mrs. Burns & Mrs. Keith, T. Dow, N.C. Reynolds, Jos Holden, W. Liscombe, William Blair and others.
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Featured on this map of members of the Lynde Family, who first arrived in 1804 and settled in the area known as Lynde Creek. Jabez Lynde, first emigrated from Brookfield, Massachusetts. Originally from England, with significant connection in Canada led to a large crown grant of 200 acres in Whitby, The Lynde house is the oldest home in Durham region and the Georgian-era home now serves as a museum. It is historically significant as it served as a pivotal role in the war of 1812 as a rest stop for soldiers travelling between Kingston and York (Toronto). During the war, the Lynde House served as everything from an Inn and Tavern to an infirmary & supply depot. It even received a visit from Major General Issac Brock in the months leading up to the Battle of Queenstown Heights.
George Hopkins who was responsible for building Whitby's Hopkin's Music Hall in 1877, which after his death was used for Whitby's Town Hall until it was demolished in 1960.
Another notable whitby resident found on this map is W,H. Higgins, a local editor and liberal organizer.
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