This regency cottage was built in 1864 for Joseph Chambers, blacksmith and mason, who allowed part of it to be used as the Private School for Boys before the construction of the new "Common" School on Elm Street in 1867. Tom Rome, famed as a cricketer was the Headmaster before he went on the become Headmaster of the new Elm Street School when it opened.
Later, its owner was Bessie Kinzie Moore who owned and operated Moore's Theatre on Main Street East. Mrs. Moore and her husband, Albert brought movies to Grimsby in 1910 when they opened a theatre at Grimsby Park.
The cottage has been significantly renovated since being built in 1864, and looks little like it originally did.
Hours of Operation
The Grimsby Historical Society, archives and brochures (call for availability), are located at the Carnegie Commons Building. They are available by phone or for a visit on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am - 12 noon or by appointment.
A Tour of GrimsbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Designated Heritage Sites brochure published by the Grimsby Heritage Advisory Committee (GHAC), is available as a brochure, or online at www.grimsby.ca/index.phpmodule=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=downloadFile&JAS_File_id=262
Ownership & Management
Private Residence, not open to the public
16 Mountain Street
UTM easting 616731
UTM northing 4783167