Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oakville's original lighthouse is now located on the west side of Sixteen Mile Creek. To the right, you can see Lyon's Log Cabin, which was also relocated.

The flywheel which powered the Chisholm's basket factory is now placed on the south side of Speers by the former Old Mill Road.

The main house was built in the 1870s by James Williamson, who bought the property from William Chisholm. Henry Gulledge, the second saddler in Oakville, bought the house in 1876.

A beautiful neo-gothic residence, built in 1854 by William MacKenzie King. He was the son of Lieutenant George King, who died in the War of 1812. William MacKenzie King established the first reform newspaper in Oakville. He named his residence "Solitude" but it is referred to as "Kings Castle".

These mysterious rocks, located at the end of Trafalgar Road, must be intriguing for the passerby. Anyone knowing their history is welcome to share.

These are the remains of the Raymar Estate. The stormy waves of Lake Ontario are restrained by a beautifully shaped concrete seawall placed both sides of the stairs and marked by unique wrought iron posts.

The church viewed from the parking lot.  A portion of the annex was demolished to make room for the new addition.

St.Jude’s bell tower is a symbol of Oakville’s majesty.  The intricate details of this beautiful tower are testimony to the great craftsmanship which existed in the 19th century.