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Lake Lodge Gates

These majestic gates were once the entrance of the Lake Lodge Boy's School. Lake Lodge was originally the gracious homestead built by Abraham Nelles in 1812.   Abraham Nelles was an important figure in the community and played a significant role in the War of 1812.  There are documented letters sent to Nelles during the war which can be found in the Ontario Archives. 

In 1893, Abraham's great granddaughter, Julia, and her husband, William Drope, turned the property into a boys' school which was famous for its academic and athletic excellence, and drew students from around the world. It's last graduates were during the 1940s.

Sadly the whole property has been developed, but the gates still stand as a reminder of a family's legacy. The gates have been designated by the Town of Grimsby as being of architectural and/or historical significance.

Directions

East of Maple Avenue on the north side of Lake Street

Ownership & Management

Town of Grimbsy

Address

Lake Lodge Gates
Lake Street
Grimsby, Ontario

Telephone

(905) 309-0796

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.199814006273
Longitude -79.549091988965
UTM easting 617878
UTM northing 4784026

Administration

Grimsby Historical Society, Grimsby Archives
Carnegie Commons Building
25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1X2
Tel (905) 309-0796
Email ghsarchives(at)beacon.org

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