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Common Name Eby-Hallman House
Municipal Address Sideroad 5

Building Demolished No
Local Municipality Melancthon Township
Province Ontario
Construction Date 1842
Type of Recognition Historic Building or Structure
(no formal recognition)
Building Historic Use Residence Single Dwelling
Building Current Use Residence
Architect N/A
Notes on the Design or Physical Value -
Sources The Eby-Hallman House, 80 for 80: Celebrating 80 Years of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario
Historic Owner David Eby
Notes on History of the Property -acre farmstead on Lot 32, German Company Tract. This land was located on both sides of what is today known as Erb Street West and Fischer-Hallman Road.

David Eby played an important role in pioneer Mennonite worship. In the 1830s, a preacher was scheduled to lead worship at this farm every fourth Sunday. In 1851, a brick meeting house and cemetery were built on Eby's land, across Erb's Road from his house. The Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery currently occupies this land at the corner of Erb Street and Fischer-Hallman Road.

The Eby-Hallman house stood in the way of the proposed Zehrs Beechwood Plaza at Fischer-Hallman Drive and Erb Street. One of the largest developers in the Region made the house available to the North Waterloo Region ACO Branch on condition that the buyer be found to move it within a specific period of time. Thanks to the efforts of Bob Rowell and Ron Cascaden, a buyer was found and the finances of the branch were enriched by $2,500.

The house was carefully dismantled, faithfully photographed and rebuilt north of Shelburne, on Sideroad 5 in the Township of Melancthon, Dufferin County.

Subsequent owners re-sided the house and it is difficult to identify the original lines. As such, the Eby-
Sources The Eby-Hallman House, 80 for 80: Celebrating 80 Years of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario
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Historical Eby-Hallman House
Historical Eby-Hallman House

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Last updated 2014-01-15 10:07:32.863
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Date Added January 15, 2014
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