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149 John Street West

The property located at 149 John St. West was once the site of a small, one-storey frame building with shiplap siding. It had a shed at the rear. Mr. Robinson lived here. He was crippled and played the violin on his knees. He particularly loved to play for his children. The house sat idle for many years after his death. After World War II, Al Dimock removed that original structure and built the house seen in this photo from 1995. Al lived there until he died. (1, 2)

George Jackson

156 John Street West

This house is located on the south side at 156 John St. West. It was originally a garage built by Merle Woodcock on his property. The structure was on the laneway that went to Holland Street. This laneway was a popular spot for sleigh rides when the Moore family had creek property many years ago. (1, 2)

George Jackson

94 Moore Street

The mid-block building located at 94 Moore Street was built in the 1920’s in the Ontario Vernacular Cottage style. It was once the home of the Simpkin family. George Simpkin was a plumber and electrician. His brother Robert was a policeman. On the Collings’ map, the Simpkin gardens ran from Frederick St. to James St. (along the west side of Moore Street). In later years, Mr. Simpkin built a new home on his south garden lot (at James Street).
The one-storey, three-bay ‘cottage’ has a symmetrical façade, a rectilinear plan, and a shallow-pitched, hip roof. There is a centre, hall entrance from a prominent, covered front porch. The open, front porch is raised and has a gable roof with a decorative, wood pediment. Its roof is supported on wood half columns on brick piers at the back of the porch, and triple wood posts on brick piers at the front. The porch is raised and has a turned-wood handrail and baluster. There are narrow window openings and narrow windows with low floor to ceiling heights set into segmented, arched openings with concrete lug sills. The house has wood frame construction with brick masonry cladding and a parged, concrete foundation. According to the 2000 inventory, the house is in good condition with many original features that have been maintained well. It also notes that the windows, pre-cast concrete porch stairs, and rear, one-storey addition are not original. (1, 2, 3)

George Jackson

A New Civic Centre for Bradford West Gwillimbury... pursuing the vision

"The Ad Hoc Facilities Committee, comprised of Mayor Frank Jonkman, Councillors Marty Toombs and Jim Corneau, Chief Building Official Art Janse, Deputy Treasurer Ian Goodfellows and Police Chief Bruce Davis met on Wednesday night, to consider future facilities that could include a new Police Station, a consolidated administration centre, and possibly, an indoor pool." ...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Accident - George Stoddart

"Yesterday afternoon Mr. Geo. Stoddart met with a serious accident. He was working on the new school building at Middleton, and the scaffold on which he was standing at the time gave way precipitating him, and Mr. Fred McKay, to the ground a distance of about 25 feet. Mr. McKay escaped unhurt, while Mr. Stoddart sustained a broken leg at the ankle. The nature of the break is considered to be quite serious, and may mean amputation of the right foot."

Bradford Witness

Adult Stacks Area

Photograph of what would become the adult stacks area of the library when it was located on Holland Court.

Another subdivision

"Construction has begun on the third phase of Britannia Heights, which will run north to the 8th Concession. About 135 homes under the Mod-Aire and Patrician Homes name will make up the new subdivisions. Construction crews are installing pipeline to provide the services for the new homes."

Bradford Witness

Architect for library chosen

A newspaper article about the architect being chosen for the new Bradford Public Library at 100 Holland Court.

"Another step in the long process to getting a new library was passed last week, as council and the library board approved an architect to design the new building. The contract was awarded to Lett/Smith Architects of Toronto, it was announced at a special joint council-library board meeting on Monday..."

Bradford Weekly

Architect unveils plans for library

A newspaper article about the architectural plans for the building of a new Bradford Public Library at 100 Holland Court.

"Plans for Bradford's new $1.2 million library were unveiled Monday night. Architect Bill Lett presented a model and blueprints for the interior of the building, which were hashed out b the library committee...Lamb said the model of the library should help volunteers raise funds. 'When people throw their nickles, their quarters and their $250 in the jar, they can see what they're going to get' he said."

Newmarket Era Banner

Boat Reconstructed by W.E. Simmons

The article accompanying this photograph gives a quick history of W.E. Simmons, boat and launch builder of Bradford. He was a boat builder in Hull, England before landing in Bradford by June, 1905.
The photograph features E.A. Collings' boat prior to its launch.

Edmund Garrett

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