Sunday, January 06, 2013

53Weeks 006 of 371: Samuel Baker Jr House

The Baker house was built circa 1858. Although Samuel was a distant relative (first cousin, four times removed), that is not why I picked this house, but for two other reasons. One my parents lived in this house of a while in the 1940s and also because I have some pictures of this house being moved to make room for the 404 bypass.

 I thought I had pictures from the 1940s, but cant find them :-(.

The Town of Richmond Hill says:
"Frame; aluminum siding; 1 ½ stories; c1858(V); Mennonite double house; gable roof with return eaves; shed-roofed dormers; transomed entry; bellcast verandah on turned posts; Samuel Baker Jr., farmer. Originally had doddy house, with 2nd front door; side addition; relocated, same property, 1978 for road bypass."

Samuel Baker Jr House
32 Gormley Court,Gormley, Ontario
24 mm f/5.6 1/1600 ISO 400
Canon EOS 40D EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Ready to go.
It is on the house moving rig, but not far from its original position. 
circa 1979.

Getting ready to slide onto the new foundation
circa 1979. 

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