PHOTOlog | fruit orchards WENTWORTH

early surveyor augustus jones, road history, ontario, canada

Art installation commemorating the work of Augustus Jones (1797-1836), the Land Surveyor who set out the first Loyalist settlement tracts and government roads such as Yonge St. and Dundas St. Installed in 2009 at Jones/King St. E., Stoney Creek. The so-called Jones Baseline road extends from Burlington Bay to the Conestoga River at Arthur where a wall mural complements this tribute. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, Feb 2014

niagara fruit history, orchard, historical farm

“Spera House”, 228 Ridge Rd. atop the Niagara Escarpment, built 1874, and what is left of the extensive Montmorency Farm, once the largest Montmorency cherry producer in the area. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2014

niagara fruit history, orchard, historical farm

Already on the earliest maps are shown a preponderance of orchard lands in this sheltered micro-climate area between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. This is the E.D. Smith original home and factory at Winona, the field-stone warehouse built 1835. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2014

WENTWORTH County | Saltfleet Township

PHOTOlog | 150th year anniversary WENTWORTH

pre-Confederation fieldstone church, rural ontario

West Flamboro Presbyterian Church, built 1865 at Christie’s Corners for its pre-existing congregation, celebrates its 150th Anniversary in 2015. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, February 2014

WENTWORTH County | Flamboro West Township

PHOTOlog | under maintenance WENTWORTH

Scottish stonemasonry, heritage-designation, under maintenance

The Richardson Hyslop Frebold House, built after 1858 by Scottish masons, under maintenance. Garner Road at Westmount. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, February 2014

WENTWORTH County | Ancaster Township

PHOTOlog | important colonization road WENTWORTH

crossroads town along the historical Governor's road, near Hamilton, Ontario

Lynden village on the Governor’s Road; this north side in Beverley, and south of the road is Ancaster Twp. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, March 2013

WENTWORTH County | Beverley Township