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The Osterhout Log Cabin
Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2011
In Guildwood Park on Guildwood Parkway, near the edge of Scarborough Bluffs, west of Guild Inn Gardens, can be found this plaque and log cabin. Here's what the plaque says:
Coordinates: 43.745173 -79.193184
The oldest building in Scarborough. Built in 1795 by Augustus Jones who was commissioned by John Graves Simcoe - first Lieutenant - Governor of Upper Canada - to survey Scarborough. William Osterhout later received the first crown grant of the land from King George III in 1805.
> Posted February 12, 2016
While doing an internet search on my grandfather, John Harry Osterhout, I came across this item on the Osterhout Log Cabin. I know that my grandfather was born in 1876 in Northwood in the county of Kent. He graduated from Chatham Collegiate in 1897 and the University of Toronto in 1900.
I did not know this historic site existed and if William Osterhout is a direct relation to me but it gives me another piece of the historical puzzle to work on.
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