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Common Name A Bell Orchards Farmhouse
Municipal Address 2022 Victoria Avenue
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Building Demolished No
Local Municipality Burlington
Province Ontario
Construction Date 1915
Type of Recognition Municipal Register
Design
Architect N/A
Notes on the Design or Physical Value -and-a-half-storey Edwardian square-plan structure clad with stretcher-bond brick. The hipped roof has a hipped-roof front dormer. Windows are segmental wood sash with radiating voussoirs and dressed stone sills. The shed-
Sources City of Burlington
Historical
Notes on History of the Property 's Survey, registered in 1887 on the site of his apple orchard. In 1888 he sold this lot to William Griffin; in 1891/1908 it was sold to Mary Jane Pettit, widow; in 1908/09 to Frederick Bell (the younger) & his wife.

Fred Bell & Sons were apple growers who established Bell Orchards on the site of the former 0. T. Springer orchards, where the Brant Street No Frills Plaza is now located. In 1902, the February 19 issue of the Gazette reported that the "W. E. Thomas farm opposite Central School on Brant Street had been sold to Fred Bell."

Fred was one of the ten children of William and Bell (a former shoemaker in Hamilton) and Edith Hodge, whose farmhouse, "Bellview House", still stands at 1006 Plains Road East. See Turcotte, Burlington: Memories ofpioneer Days, pp. 181-la.

The 1922 Telephone Directory lists Fred Bell and Charles Roy Bell as resident on Victoria Street and William H. Bell on the farm.

In 1930/35 this house passed to Fred's son William H. Bell; in 1946 the north-east part to Mary E. Baker, widow; in 1947 to Gordon LeRoy Reid & wife; in 1949 to Frances Irene Sherritt; in 1996 from her estate to Carol Brenn -
Sources City of Burlington
Statement of Significance
Legal Description (Plan and Lot Number): Plan 79, Blk B, Pt Lt 5
Last updated 2015-11-02 10:42:55.986
Group City of Burlington
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Date Added April 23, 2014
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