Tuesday, January 01, 2013

53Weeks 002 of 371: Hatton-Baker House

Just up the street from "The Ottaway" is this house which I haven't paid much attention too until lately. I have Baker ancestors on my father's side - I wonder if I am related to Jacob?

This is what the text on the plaque reads:
"The Hatton-Bake House was constructed by William Hatton, the first leader of the local Primitive Methodist congregation, whose first house built in the 1830s still stands across the road at 10754 Woodbine Avenue. The simple, Symmetrical form for the house at 10761 Woodbine Avenue is representative of the vernacular Georgian architectural tradition. Constructed c. 1850, it is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Victoria Square. Modest in scale and simple in detail, the house is a good example of a worker's cottage designed to meet the housing needs of a village tradesman and his family.

Jacob Baker, a carpenter and member of an early Pennsylvania-German family, updated the house c. 1880 with patterned polychrome brickwork, a veranda decorated with fretwork, and the reworking of the original 6/6 windows to 2/2 glazing. From 1938 to 2005, the Mortson family were significant later owners. Gord Mortson operated a bus line from the property in the mid-20th Century, using a converted bard behind the house as a garage. In 2011, the house was restored by the Cesaroni Holdings Limited to form part of a new commercial development.

The Hatton-Baker House has contextual value as one of number of heritage buildings comprising the crossroads community of Victoria Square and is the only remaining 19th century building on the east side of Woodbine Avenue, north of Elgin Mills Road. The house is an important reminder of the early historical development of this street corner, which once contained another early house and a hotel that served travellers (sic) on the Markham and Elgin Mills plank road."

Hatton-Baker House
10761 Woodbine Avenue,Markham,Ontario
3 Image HDR via HDR Efex Pro
24 mm f/7.1 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 




Hatton-Baker House
10761 Woodbine Avenue,Markham,Ontario
24 mm f/7.1 1/1000 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 




Hatton-Baker House
10761 Woodbine Avenue,Markham,Ontario
105 mm f/7.1 1/250 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 




Hatton-Baker House
10761 Woodbine Avenue,Markham,Ontario
105 mm f/7.1 1/1250 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 




Hatton-Baker House
10761 Woodbine Avenue,Markham,Ontario
84 mm f/7.1 1/1600 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 




Hatton-Baker House
10761 Woodbine Avenue,Markham,Ontario
24 mm f/7.1 1/500 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Post a Comment