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scotto

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Scott, were there ever any other log houses on the beach? either built on site, or moved from other locations?



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The only other two I know of , one was built not that long ago, I have attached a picture showing it from 2004 and looking fairly new .



The other, I only have a shot of the log siding as the rest of the house has been covered in with some additions over the years. I believe it was built there and is one of the older houses on the Beach.

 

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Hello David,
We were told that the house was moved sometime around 1916-1920.. I have no idea who paid for the move, or when it became a gentlemans club..My parents bought it in approximately 1961, we lived there until 1970..
My understanding is that the house was relocated to some sort of a pioneer village..
 

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Photo of 991 Beach Blvd.

Here is a picture we have in the family archives of our former home. I remember it had a stone flower garden in the front yard, and the tracks and sand dunes right out back. Every room had a door leading to the outside.

Elise (Collings) Leung


(Edit, our site was hacked and most pictures were removed, I have added two to replace Elise's donation, hopefully one is the right one, Scott.)
Both of these pictures are correctly, they are from different era’s..The white car visible in the first picture is a 1949 Riley, my fathers car which lets me date that picture to the early 1960’s..
 

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Hello David,
We were told that the house was moved sometime around 1916-1920.. I have no idea who paid for the move, or when it became a gentlemans club..My parents bought it in approximately 1961, we lived there until 1970..
My understanding is that the house was relocated to some sort of a pioneer village..
Hi Collings, good to hear from you again.
I actually drove along the shore of Lake Erie looking for something that would resemble your old house (log cabin) and had no luck. That was many years ago, a Google Earth search could find more now.
 
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Collings

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I wonder if records of the land transfers held by the city might shed some light on what happened to rhe house. After I finished high school in Nova Scotia in 1973 I returned to the Beach Strip and got room & board in my old bedroom (!)... and worked in Stoney Creek for a few months.
 

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I wonder if records of the land transfers held by the city might shed some light on what happened to rhe house. After I finished high school in Nova Scotia in 1973 I returned to the Beach Strip and got room & board in my old bedroom (!)... and worked in Stoney Creek for a few months.
There were a lot of houses removed back in the 70-80's on the Beach, I doubt there was much recording of what was done, but your place would of been the only one that was moved.
And I use to live near there and I don't recall if it was torn down or not.
It could of been demolished and taken away in a day, but moving the whole house would of taken a lot of preparation, I just don't remember seeing that.
 

Collings

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I sent an enquiry to the Hamilton City Clerks office..here is the reply I received..


Thank you for contacting the Office of the City Clerk. Please be advised that Hamilton's Land Registry Office can provide assistance in locating the history of a property. They can be reached at 905-521-7561. For a small fee they can give you a land abstract showing a history of ownership of the property.

You may also wish to contact the Hamilton Public Library for local history and archives at the link below:

http://lha.hpl.ca/articles/contact-us

As your email mentions a pioneer village you may be referring to the Westfield Heritage Village, which does have a number of log dwellings. Attached is a link to their website.

https://westfieldheritage.ca/


I hope the above will assist you in your search.


Katie Carson for Magda Harpula
Administrative Assistant II to the City Clerk
City of Hamilton
905 546-2424 ext. 5485
magda.harpula@hamilton.ca
 

scotto

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I sent an enquiry to the Hamilton City Clerks office..here is the reply I received..




As your email mentions a pioneer village you may be referring to the Westfield Heritage Village, which does have a number of log dwellings. Attached is a link to their website.

https://westfieldheritage.ca/
Very interesting as I have never heard of this place, though well worth a visit, I looked through their gallery and didn't see your log house but they have 35 buildings. Could be there.
 

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