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This home was built around 1888 for Dr.Alfred Farncomb. The house exemplified the Italianate style and bears a remarkable resemblance to Farncomb's Ebor House on Mill Street S in Bond Head. This was one of the first houses in the village to be wired for electricity in the 1890s and to also have a telephone installed. This home was restored many years ago to its original state.
Did you know ... That the house was featured in the October 2008 Style at Home Magazine? Here are some before and after photos. ... See MoreSee Less
My family decided to 🏴☠️ treasure hunt today in Newcastle. Check out some of our finds...
➜Heinz Ketchup or Vinegar bottle from the early 1900s ➜Ponds face cream in a milk glass cosmetic jar ➜1 1/2 oz bottle possibly for medicine ➜Watermans ink bottles possibly from around 1930s ➜Made in Canada Corona glass insert for a jar 😲😲. It's a sign!
The house located at 83 Mill Street South Newcastle was originally constructed around 1926. The vacant lot was purchased that year for about $600 😲.
It was built circa 1926, but it was not a normal home construction. It was a “kit home”ordered out of a catalogue. In 1926, there were essentially two companies selling these pre-fab houses inCanada. One was the T. Eaton Company, who only sold pre-fab homes in Western Canada and the other wasan American Company out of Michigan called Aladdin Homes. The Canadian Aladdin Co. Ltd. had its headoffice in the CPR building in Toronto and was the largest. The house parts were pre-cut at the Toronto factoryand shipped to the railway station closest to the customer. Included in the package was a detailed set of blueprints and a construction manual. The company boasted that “anyone who could swing a hammer couldbuild an Aladdin Home.” As well, they guaranteed the quality of their lumber by stating “we will pay $1 for every knot you can find in a carload of Aladdin lumber." 🧞
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