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Milne House
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created by Ares on 3/29/2009 5:17 PM
last modified by emceeay on 1/23/2012 3:37 AM
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Farm House
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Type: House
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
1185 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
Owner: City of toronto
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features

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  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1865
    Closed: 1992
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    In its heyday in the mid-to-late nineteenth century, Milneford Mills was a cluster of some 16 buildings. What is now Lawrence Avenue detoured down along the east valley wall, curved through the settlement, crossed the river, and made its way up the other bank to rejoin the straight concession line. Evidence from the census returns and period maps indicate that in addition to two water-powered mills, one a rare woollen mill, Milneford Mills boasted a dry goods store, a wagon shop, and workers' housing. The homes and barns of the Milne family, proprietors of the whole business, joined them. Their fields stretched out of the valley, but an aerial photograph from 1939 still shows fields in the valley itself. According to an 1851 census, the Milnes grew wheat, peas, oats, potatoes, turnip, hay and apples. In around the homes and barns were "bulls or oxen, milch cows, horses, sheep and pigs". Wool, fulled cloth, butter and pork completed the farm produce.
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    March Visit
    Sun, Mar 29th, 2009
    posted by Ares
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    Tue, Mar 31st, 2009
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  • on Jan 23 12 at 13:32, Opheliaism validated this location
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  • on Jan 23 12 at 3:37, emceeay changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Dec 25 09 at 0:23, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 24 09 at 21:33, Ares made this location public
  • on Apr 1 09 at 1:58, Steed validated this location
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