Thomson's Map of the Town of Barrie and Village of Allandale [Simcoe County, Southern Ontario]
From actual survey and plans filed in the Registry Office
19 x 16 1/4 inches (48.2 x 41.2 cm)
original antique map (light offsetting around Kempenfelt Bay, couple short tears to left & lower margin).
from The New Topographical Atlas of The Province of Ontario. Toronto: Miles & Co., 1879.
Landmarks include: roads, Kempenfelt Bay, Kempenfelt Point, Northern Railway, Hamilton & North-western Railway, Allandale depot, a hotel, park, Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Vincent Square, Duckworth Place, Presbyterian Church, Roman Catholic Church, Register's Office, Town Hall, fire hall, Nelson Square, a brewery, a mill and McKay, Campbell & Co.
Landowners include: Charles Henry Clark, Dalton McCarthy, William David Argagh, A. McKenzie, W. O'Brien, William Lount, Samuel Lount, H. Strathy, J. Strathy, Robert Simpson and G. Waters.
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Simcoe Steam Brewery founder and brewer Robert Simpson is shown as a landowner on this map. We was also the first mayor of Barrie. Another early mayor of Barrie, William David Ardagh is also a landowner at the time of this maps publication.
Lount Castle, the grand home that still stands today was formally named The Oaks. The Castle was built for William Lount, a successful lawyer, politician and judge who represented Simcoe North in the 1st Parliament of Ontario. He and his brother Samuel Lount are property owners on this map. His uncle Samuel Lount was hanged for high treason for his participation in the 1837 Rebellion.
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