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William Devenish Home
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2007
In front of this home at 1355 Victoria Park Avenue, north of St. Clair Avenue East, is this 1975 Scarborough Historical Society plaque. Here's what it says:
Coordinates: 43.716116 -79.298791
Born in London, England, William Devenish came to Canada in 1794, married Jane Webster at Niagara in 1800, and settled here on an 80 hectare farm lot in the forest in 1803. A carpenter, he built the first frame barn in Scarborough in 1807. He served for twenty-seven years as assessor, tax collector and commissioner for the township prior to its incorporation, and also as a Justice of the Peace until his death in 1856.
> Posted April 18, 2014
I walked by this home the other day April 15/14. It brought back a childhood memory. When I was a child back early 1960's it was a dentist office. I remember going there to have a tooth removed. Can you tell me if it a private residence now? Thanks.
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