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Excerpt from freemanstation.ca:

The Burlington Junction Station…is the only building in the City whose historical and architectural significance has been recognized not only locally, but also provincially, by the Ontario Ministry of Culture, and nationally, by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. This is one of the last surviving Grand Trunk Railway stations, following the loss of the Aldershot GTR station. It’s “the Freeman Station,” after the hamlet in which it stood, but officially the railway signed it variously as the “Burlington Junction” or “Burlington West” Station.

Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway, as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as ‘Freeman Station’) exhibits many stylistic features characteristic of GTR stations constructed in that decade: a high truncated-hipped roof [ed. note: also known as a cast bell hip roof] which flares out over very deep sheltering eaves; timber ‘rafter-tail’ brackets decorate the outer part of these eaves. Also characteristic are the decorative elements of the roof: the tall centre chimney with decorative brick detail; the dormer window on the tracks side, whose five-sided flared roof echoes the main roofline; and the small ‘eyebrow’ opening on the opposite side.

The five-panel doors with high transoms and the many large one-over-one double-hung windows are also characteristic of GTR designs. The walls of the Burlington West Station are a rare combination of granite base (black logan block with white mortar) and upper frame walls. The roof structure is supported by a hammer-beam truss system. The Ministry of Culture and Communication report states that many interior features are intact: wood dado, door and window trim, and the entire bagage room.

Tags:   Freeman Station 1285 Fairview Street Burlington Ontario Canada Groupe Charlie Titanium Heritage Burlington ON

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Excerpt from twitter.com:

Originally built in 1860 it has been the Burlington Hotel, the Raymond Hotel & the Coronation Hotel. Today it is the location of Wendel Clark's Classic Grill & Bar!

Tags:   380 Brant Street Burlington Ontario Canada Heritage Burlington Wendel Clark's Classic Grill & Bar Burlington Hotel Coronation Hotel Raymond Hotel

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Excerpt from insidehalton.com:

A White Oak tree in Burlington that is at least 300 years old has been given a heritage designation by the province.

The city-owned, 30-metre (100-foot) high tree has a circumference of nearly 500 centimetres (16.7 ft.) and is quite likely one of the oldest and largest Quercus alba specimens in Canada, according to the Burlington Historical Society.

Located at Allview Avenue, a short street on the north shore of Burlington Bay, the White Oak was part of an historic boundary line for nearly 250 years.

Before 1957, it also marked the starting point of the border between Burlington and Aldershot.

According to the historical society’s website, “In 1789, the Allview White Oak was a surveyor’s benchmark for a treaty arranging the purchase from the Mississauga First Nation, for the British Crown, of a block of land that soon afterwards became the 3,450-acre parcel of land known as Brant’s Block.

Supported by City Forester Rick Lipsitt, the Burlington Horticultural Society and the Burlington Historical Society nominated the tree for the Ontario Heritage Tree Program’s heritage designation.

A brief ceremony celebrating the heritage tree and commemorating it with a plaque was scheduled for today (October 21, 2011) at its Allview Avenue location.

A relatively new program, the Ontario Heritage Tree Program helps identify and record the location of heritage trees in the province, which are assessed by age, size, appearance and cultural and historical significance.

According to the program’s website, “The identification of these trees will enable Trees Ontario and community-minded organizations to locate potential native seed sources of legacy trees. Collecting these seeds will ensure native stock is grown and available for future planting.”

Tags:   Historic White Oak Tree 550 Allview Avenue Heritage Burlington Burlington Ontario Canada

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Excerpt from burlington.ca:

574 Brant Street is a two-and-a-half storey red-brick residential-form building with hipped roof and covered one-storey porch across the front elevation. The front yard contains landscaped gardens with an asphalt parking lot to the rear.

Tags:   574 Brant Street Burlington Ontario Canada Heritage Burlington

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Heritage house built in 1862.

Tags:   266 St. Paul Street Heritage Burlington Burlington Ontario Canada


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