1216 Bronte Road, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1972
Description
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This address is north of the QEW on the west side of Bronte Road across from Halton Region Paramedic Services Headquarters in the old Bronte village area of Merton. Parks Canada wrote the house number as 1216 A Bronte (with an accent on the "e") - presumably as informed by the occupant home at the time.

At the time of photographing, the owner was Ms. Flint. The original owner (or tenant) was Mr. Fairbrother. It was estimated that the house was built in 1845.

Other Fairbrother information in our internet collection mention Mrs. James Fairbrother who was a member of the Palermo Women's Institute, Albert Fairbrother who was a student in 1920 at S.S. 15, Merton. Throughout the 1940's, Mr. Fairbrother wrote a play every year for the schoolchildren which he directed. His wife made costumes. According to a 1958 newspaper clipping in our collection, "This annual production was a highlight of the school year and a lasting memory for those children who participated."

There are 4 photographs showing the facades of the house in this record. The 2nd shows the back with outhouse, 2 chimneys of which one looks like a fireplace chimney, decoration on the wooden screen doors and a ladder up for clearing snow from the roof. (I don't see a path through the snow to the outhouse so it's doubtful it was still in use.) This was a rural property on the east bank of Twelve Mile (Bronte) Creek.



Notes
In December 1971, January 1972, Parks Canada photographed those buildings that were 100 or more years old. This Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings was a Centennial Project.

The Trafalgar Township Historical Society has worked with Parks Canada and Library and Archives Canada to find these photographs in the area of Trafalgar Township and the city of Oakville, Ontario. The collection will grow as we have time to collect and prepare the images.

The TTHS is also sending the images to the Town of Oakville Heritage Planners to increase local availability and to ensure local preservation.

Each TTHS internet record will show the back of the identifying information card first. This is to prevent any errors in reading the handwritten address held up on a clipboard for each address - we have noted that sometimes the address number is illegible or incorrect.

At the top of each TTHS record, you will find "pages" to click on to view the various photographs.

All TTHS records in this collection can be found in one step by clicking on the "Groups" link on the right of your screen, "Parks Canada. Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1970-1972. Trafalgar Township & Oakville."
Inscriptions
Coding on the front of the card: 06177002201216.
Codes on the back of the index card (image #2) show that the province code is 061. The geo code is 770022. The CIHB code is 01216.
Also on the card verso: the province is 06 and the negative code is 0zy1216
Date Of Event
January 4, 1972
Subject(s)
Local identifier
TTCIHB000909
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
1216 Bronte Road, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 19
Terms of Use
Acknowledgement to the work of Parks Canada. Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1970-1972, Trafalgar Township and Oakville, and of the Trafalgar Township Historical Society is required.
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email
WWW address

Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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1216 Bronte Road, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1972


This address is north of the QEW on the west side of Bronte Road across from Halton Region Paramedic Services Headquarters in the old Bronte village area of Merton. Parks Canada wrote the house number as 1216 A Bronte (with an accent on the "e") - presumably as informed by the occupant home at the time.

At the time of photographing, the owner was Ms. Flint. The original owner (or tenant) was Mr. Fairbrother. It was estimated that the house was built in 1845.

Other Fairbrother information in our internet collection mention Mrs. James Fairbrother who was a member of the Palermo Women's Institute, Albert Fairbrother who was a student in 1920 at S.S. 15, Merton. Throughout the 1940's, Mr. Fairbrother wrote a play every year for the schoolchildren which he directed. His wife made costumes. According to a 1958 newspaper clipping in our collection, "This annual production was a highlight of the school year and a lasting memory for those children who participated."

There are 4 photographs showing the facades of the house in this record. The 2nd shows the back with outhouse, 2 chimneys of which one looks like a fireplace chimney, decoration on the wooden screen doors and a ladder up for clearing snow from the roof. (I don't see a path through the snow to the outhouse so it's doubtful it was still in use.) This was a rural property on the east bank of Twelve Mile (Bronte) Creek.