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A View in 1810 of North Side of Front Street, Toronto, from Peter to John Streets Open in full size

A View in 1810 of North Side of Front Street, Toronto, from Peter to John Streets

Picture, 1815, English

A View in 1810 of North Side of Front Street, Toronto, from Peter to John Streets

Picture, 1815, English

Notes

Inscribed in black ink, b.: A View in 1810 of North side of Front Street, Toronto, from Peter to John Streets shewing the Residence of Hon. George / Cruikshank from 1800 to 1821 in a Cottage Building, and from 1821-81 as a new house in front of the old, also the 2 Story White frame Dwelling / erected in 1805 of John Beikie, Clerk of the Executive Council of Upper Canada, also the Half way House Tavern erected in 1805 near John Stt. / Copy of the original Picture in the possession of / Mrs. Stephen Heward made by E. Wyly Grier for J. Ross Robertson in 1896.; l.l. (key): Residence of Hon. George Cruikshank N.W. corner Front and Peter Streets / Built in 1800. It was in the rear of the House of 1821.; l.c. (key): John Beikie's House built about 1805. / Taken down on opening up of Windsor Stt.; l.r. (key): Commissariat Store House built 1800. / enlarged in 1830. Taken down in 1853.; l.r. (key): Half way House. / Built 1805.; u.l. (below inset view): Residence of Hon. George Cruickshank, N.W. corner Front and Peter Streets / Built in 1821 directly in front of the House erected 1800. Taken down 1881.; Inscribed in pencil, u.l.: Crookshank House
JRR (1912) 494
Principal view after an oil on paper by Robert Irvine; Inset view after a water colour (a negative of which is 960-1-2)
See Grier notes.
Shows left to right George Crookshank's house (built 180-?), John Beikie's house, military storehouse (foreground), Half Way house; Inset view shows George Crookshank's house (built 1821).

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Water colour over pencil. Mounted on cardboard

Extent

465 x 633 mm

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 532 Cab III