How to Research Your House: Sources from our February Meeting

6-110: Bungalow built in a day - publicity stunt in 1921 by A. E. LePage in which people were invited to to the new subdivision to watch tradesman build the house complete with finished basement, Georgia pine floors, plumbing and electrical fixtures. A newsreel of the publicity stunt was shown in movie theatres across North America. It was built on the subdivided Rowntree Estate north of St. Clair Ave. W., east of Old Weston Road. It was auctioned at dusk for $2,975. (See May/June 1989 Leader & Recorder p. 8.) photographer ? source City of Toronto Archives SC 244 32 30 'date acquired' 1989If you missed our February meeting on Researching your House, listed below are some sources and links to assist you in your research:

  • West Toronto Junction Historical Society Archives – Lower Level of the Annette Street Public Library,145 Annette Street, Toronto. Public hours are 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mondays [except holidays], and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursdays. wtjhs.ca
  •  City of Toronto Archives – 255 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario Public Information, 416-397-5000. toronto.ca/archives
  • Toronto Public Library, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. torontopubliclibrary.ca

ALSO SEE OUR POST ON THE UPCOMING APRIL 26th WTJHS TOUR of THE CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES!!

 

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