This information was discovered by Suzanne one afternoon when she had some time to kill downtown and decided to go to the library. She was able to locate these insurance maps (you can see our property in section 114) and some information about who owned our homes before us.
For privacy reasons we can’t name names, but 387 Burwell was built (c. 1900) by a local grocer for himself and his wife until 1936. From the 1940s, until we bought it in 2004, this house saw travel agents, a daycare, real estate agencies, and accountants. The parking lot also originally had a carriage house.
390 Colborne street, built in 1895, was first owned by a baggageman who worked for the railroad. Over the years Colborne saw a combination of private residences and businesses, such as physicians, lawyers, travel agents, real estate agencies, and Womancare Midwives operated here in the 1990s. It became a private residence again until we purchased it in 2010.