PHOTOlog | yellow brick relief PEEL

georgian, brickwork, side lights, pre-Confederation

When it was for sale in 2010, the property description for this, the historic Odlum House, built 1862, started: “First time in 148 years on MLS…”. (This was the first time this woman purchased more than $10 in lottery tickets at one time). At 3 Lucinda Court, Brampton, within a new estate of executive homes. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, December 2014

PEEL County | Gore of Toronto Township

PHOTOlog | re-set windows in old home WELLINGTON

re-set windows, renovations to historical home, ontario

Violet’s House, built 1887, at 12 Station Street, Hillsburgh. The windows have been re-set all the way around the house. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, June 2015

WELLINGTON County | Erin Township

PHOTOlog | bypass the bypass ONTARIO

historic country church, Ontario, Canada, residential conversion

When a parkway/highway is built to curve around a small town in rural Ontario, sometimes one misses a bright corner of the world. Brakes were built to be used. Manchester Primitive Methodist Church, 1866. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2015

Another bright spot in a iffy-weather day in Manchester.  Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2015

Another bright spot on an iffy-weather day in Manchester. History all around, but this was shiny! Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2015

ONTARIO County | Reach Township

PHOTOlog | rubble stone walls ONTARIO

rubble stonemasonry, Beaverton, Ontario

One of the oldest buildings in Beaverton, 305 Simcoe Street was originally the miller’s house. Rubble stone wall construction with 12 over 12 windows. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, May 2015

ONTARIO County | Thorah 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 | Georgian frame DURHAM

Orono, Ontario, historical, preConfederation

Late Georgian Guy Gamsby house, Orono, built 1850. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, July 2014

DURHAM County | Clarke Township

PHOTOlog | stand or rebuild GREY

Durham, Ontario, historical, streetscape, brickwork, windows

Durham store façade. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2014

Dornoch, Ontario, mill
The Welbeck water-powered mill cuts cedar shakes on the spot of the original 1871 lumber mill which burned in 1967. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2013

GREY County | Bentinck Township

PHOTOlog | georgian door HURON

Georgian, multi-coloured brick, sidelights, fanlight

Girvin House, pre-1870. 83336 Lucknow Line, Concession 2, Lot 1. The (contested) wind energy companies in this area, have an inventory of local Built-Heritage / Cultural-Heritage assessment component in the planning phases. Information on this property, and more, found in the report by K2 Wind Power Project. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2013.

HURON County | Wawanosh West Township

PHOTOlog | church demolition OXFORD

Demolition of historic church, Woodstock, Ontario

Woodstock St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church façade ruin. Demolished 2011. The remains in the accompanying cemetery were re-interred 1935. Photo credit: Lisa Rance May 2012

OXFORD County | Oxford East Township

PHOTOlog | war memorial windows GREY

Meaford, Ontario, world war 2, stained glass, window, memorial, church

European medieval glass Memorial windows in Christ Church, Meaford. The windows were fashioned from shards collected by the church’s chaplain in the Second World War. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, September 2011. Continue Reading