Jonathan Irving Calvert House, Markham, Ontario, CANADA
Built of buff brick with red details, this home is NOT in its original location. This house - along with 41 other heritage homes - has been moved to a special subdivision called Markham Heritage Estates (about half an hour south of East Gwillimbury).
David Leek Sr. House, an example of Second Empire style
Markham Heritage Estate is a "subdivision of last resort" for historical buildings in the Town of Markham that must be moved for such reasons as the construction of a superhighway, road widening, or storm water management facilities.
The David Leek Sr. House is one of only a few Second Empire-style homes left in the Town of Markham today.
Moving the David Leek Sr. House to its new location
Instead of demolishing heritage homes, the Town of Markham offered the sale of lots in this subdivision at lower-than-market value rates, providing incentive for the owners of qualifying buildings to arrange for relocation.
John Jacob Lunau House
Current owners are required to restore the homes accurately. Recently added to this Georgian Cottage-style house, the verandah and Gothic window are based on a historic photograph.
John Jacob Lunau House on its original lot
Originally built of unburned clay brick (soft and doesn't weather well), this house was later covered with wood siding.
Thomas Cameron House
The Thomas Cameron House is an example of a workers cottage with Gothic Revival influences. Period landscaping is also encouraged.
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