Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday's Favourite - A Stone House


Sometimes when you're hurrying by landmarks in your car you don't really look at them too closely.  Last week I slowed down to take a better look at this old farmhouse and it intrigued me.  After photographing it, I thought of the people that spent the hours putting all those stones in place and how proud they must have been when their new home was finished.
I knew when I asked a past president of our historical society and a driving force behind the book 'Farms of Innisfil' that when I described the place, she'd be able to tell me who owned it.  The stone house was built around 1860 by Thomas Averill, orginally from Ireland.

2 comments:

  1. love this house.......i wonder if anyone takes care of the property now? looks like it has a little bit of upkeep going on.

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  2. I Betcha I could tell a few stories. I love old farmhouses. They have such personality and it seems a shame to see them abandoned. V

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