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Ford Cottage

In the summer of 1846 the shores of Lake Ontario became the scene of a Methodist Camp and Grimsby became known as the "Chautauqua of Canada"; a reference to a religious and cultural movement that started in the same era in New York State.

Built in the 1870s at the height of Grimsby Park's Chautauqua era, this cottage my have been the home and portrait studio of famous photographer JH Ford. The original cottage was extremely ornate with plenty of gingerbread trim, two upstairs porches, and ten doors! These cottage homes are all that remain from the original Grimsby Park.

Hours of Operation

Private Residence, not open to the public

Historical

In the summer of 1846 the shores of Lake Ontario became the scene of a Methodist Camp and Grimsby became known as the "Chautauqua of Canada," a reference to a religious and cultural movement that started in the same era in New York State. Built in the 1870's at the height of Grimsby Park's Chautauqua era, this cottage my have been the home and studio of famous photographer JH Ford. The original cottage was extremely ornate with plenty of gingerbread trim, two upstairs porches, and TEN doors! These cottage homes are all that remain from the original Grimsby Park.

Address

2 Third Street
Grimsby, Ontario

Telephone

(905) 309-0796

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.193918805651
Longitude -79.526069539736
UTM easting 619760
UTM northing 4783404

Administration

Grimsby Historical Society
Grimsby Archives, Carnegie Commons building
25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1X2
Tel (905) 309-0796
Email ghasarchives@becon.org

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