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Barbara Gordon House 1878
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2013
At 26 Lowther Avenue, just west of Avenue Road, stands this home. This 2013 Heritage Toronto plaque, affixed to a fence near the sidewalk, has this to say:
Designed for Barbara Gordon, this residence features elements of both Italianate and the Gothic Revival styles. In 1880, she married Robert Parker, owner of Parker's Steam Dye Works (later Cleaners), which became the largest dyeing company in the city.
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