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Maurice Selby House 199

  
Year Constructed:  1914
Address: 24 Church Street
Research credit: George Duncan January 2005
This American Foursquare style house was built on the west portion of Lot 2, Block I, Markham Village Plan 18. Lot 2, a one half acre property, was first divided in 1859, when Henry Bull, a local carpenter-joiner, sold the eastern third of his property to Thomas White, a blacksmith. Bull sold his own house and property four years later. In 1906, the west half of Lot 2 was purchased by Annie Cross. In 1909, Cross sold the western portion of the property at the corner of Church and Franklin Street to Maurice Selby. The $150 price suggests that it was a vacant parcel. Selby took out a mortgage on the property in 1913, probably to finance the construction of a house. The architecture of the Selby House supports a 1910s period of construction.


1855 Joseph Tomlinson sold Lot 2, Block I, Plan 18 to Thomas Wilson - price: L34
1856 Thomas Wilson sold Lot 2 to Henry Bull - price: L450
1859 Henry Bull sold east part of Lot 2 to Thomas White price $650
1863 Henry Bull sold west part of Lot 2 (his own residence) to Frederick Smith price $350
1871 Frederick Smith sold west part of Lot 2 to William Smith
1891 William Macdonald sold west part of Lot 2 to Marion Purvis price $600
1906 Marion and John Teece sold to Annie Cross price: $550
1909 Annie Cross sold the west portion to Maurice Selby price $150
1910 Annie Cross sold the centre portion of Lot 2 to William Ashman price $650

 

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