Thursday, September 28, 2017

Toronto's Oldest House

This is the house referred to in yesterday's post - Scadding Cabin, the oldest surviving house in Toronto. Located in the Exhibition Place grounds since being moved there in 1879 but built in 1794, it now has a perfect view of Lake Ontario and is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. I wonder what it would go for in our crazy real estate market?

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a cute cabin. The view sounds nice too. Tiny homes are the big thing lately. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead.

Lea said...

A pretty scene and a bit of history preserved.
Have a great day!

Andy said...

For it's age, it is looking pretty good.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm afraid that in our crazy market, someone would tear it down and build an "Mc"mansion. It looks pretty solid to me. I bet someone could live it even today.

William Kendall said...

It certainly was well worth preserving.

Lois said...

How lovely! I would think this beauty would be priceless.

Cloudia said...

Oh how interesting! The oldest little street and houses in Philadelphia: Elfreth's Alley is very different being little urban brick houses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfreth%27s_Alley

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think Mr Scarring would be surprised and delighted to see his old house in such good shape Pat ☺

Christine said...

It's a beauty and so well preserved! Priceless!

Lowell said...

I'm going to put in an offer for, oh, about $20K. And that's only because I like it a lot. I mean, really, it's small and very old, how could it possibly be worth anything?

Thanks for the photo. It is a beautiful little cabin. With your real estate market the only one who could afford it would be Trump and that only because he always borrows the money and then cheats to get what he wants!

Revrunner said...

With those amenities surrounding it? Unaffordable. :-)

Jenn said...

Look at those beautiful dovetail joints! Neat piece of history.

Tom said...

...not what you think of when you think Toronto. Way before my time!

bill burke said...

What a wonderfully preserved cabin, it's a beauty and priceless.

Taken For Granted said...

That log cabin is in great shape for its age. It looks to be well maintained. Thanks for showing it.

Adam said...

My city has their own protected, not quite sure how old it is

The Furry Gnome said...

Very nice to see that. Knew it existed, but I've never seen it.

s.c said...

I wonder what a garden shop would ask for a wooden garden shed that look a bit like this cabin.

Karen S. said...

Probably go for quite a bit! Lovely place!

Jack said...

Nice composition, RedPat. It is a bit small for me.

My daughter and her husband are buying a house next week that dates to 1740 but has been extensively modernized. Interesting how age is relative to the place. A 1794 house is the oldest in Toronto, but numerous houses from the 1600s remain in New England. In the UK, a house would have to date to the 1500s to be old, and in Naples a house from 1920 wears a historic plaque.