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Item 2017-04-01-08 - 120 Holland Street West

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CA BWGPL GJ-HB-2017-04-01-08

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120 Holland Street West

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  • 1995 (Creation)

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George Jackson

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Joe Saint

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Janice Hopkins

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The building located at 120 Holland St. West in this photo from 1995 replaces one built by Watson (a cement block and sidewalk builder) just before, or during, WWI. That structure had a barn and shed for stock and chickens at the back. The Slothin family moved here from Toronto around the time of the Depression. They had one daughter and a son named Max. At one time Elgar Houghton and his wife lived here with their daughter (Muriel) and sons (Gordon and Lloyd). He drove a team (before he got a truck) and delivered gas for Imperial Oil. Paul Gres, his wife, and family (market gardeners) lived here years later. This house and property (around 25 acres) was still owned by the Gres family in 1995. (1, 2)

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HW 120

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