Wednesday, January 02, 2013

53Weeks 003 of 371: William Wonch House

I kept an eye to the sky all day hoping the old man winter would give me a break and give me some decent light. As the light began to fade altogether I made the trip out in the dull overcast sky with snow flying. As I started to walk around my subject for the day, the clouds opened a crack and light through some warm evening light. Thank you.

The Wonch house is still undergoing renovation. I know the owners, and as they have told me their stories of their efforts, I gives me great appreciation for the investment hertiage home owners make.

This is what the Town of Markham has to say about this house.

The William Wonch House is a substantially proportioned 1 ½ storey brick residence with a three bay fa├žade, built in Gothic Revival style, c. 1850-1880 by one of Markham's longest established families. The property at Lot 21 Concession 4 was originally settled by John George Wunsch (Wonch) and his wife Mary, who came to Markham in 1794 with William Berczy. The house sits on a stone foundation, and at one time likely had chimneys on the gable ends, and a wood roof. The William Wonch House is of contextual significance as an excellent example of a 19th century farmstead, with historical connections to the community of Victoria Square. 


William Wonch House
43 Castleview Cres,Markham,Ontario
24 mm f/7.1 1/320 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM


William Wonch House
43 Castleview Cres,Markham,Ontario
47 mm f/7.1 1/250 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM


William Wonch House
43 Castleview Cres,Markham,Ontario
105 mm f/7.1 1/250 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM


William Wonch House
43 Castleview Cres,Markham,Ontario
105 mm f/7.1 1/400 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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