Abandoned House in Ontario, Found Fully Intact
For over to two years I watched this abandoned house, curious to know it’s story and what it looked like inside. It stands out in a part of town that has seen a boom in development, yet this old abandoned house still stands. Sometimes I would notice the grass has been cut, but most of the time the lawn is overgrown and weeds have taken over the driveway. Gradually windows would be broken, and more windows would be broken as the local kids started showing up at night.
Now this abandoned house sits, getting seemingly worse off every week as the local kids attempt to pull of the boards from the doors and windows that have since been installed.
founding family of Appleby Village. The Crown Patent was issued to Christopher
Fothergill in 1845. Christopher Fothergill, along with John Alton and John Atkinson, are
considered the founders of Appleby Village. The subject land was transferred through
the Fothergill family from Christopher to his son John, and on to John’s son Charles.
The house was constructed under the ownership of Charles Fothergill. It is believed that
this house was built by Slater of Dundas. This may be a reference to J & K Slater, who
also built a church in Appleby in the early 1900s. Charles’ younger brother, Thomas
Fothergill, farmed the Fothergill property on the west side of Appleby Line. In 1900,
Charles and Amelia Fothergill sold their farm property and moved to Dundas.
for over 50 years. The land came into the Taylor family in 1945, when it was sold by
Ernest Featherstone to Jack Howard Taylor. The Taylor property remained under the
ownership of John and Ruth Taylor until 1989, when it came under the joint ownership
of five members of the Taylor Family. John and Ruth Taylor farmed the property until
1997, when John was 83 years old, after which it was rented to tenant farmers.
Following the death of their parents, the Taylor children assumed ownership of 1309
I made a follow up visit to this house recently as the condition of the exterior of this house is just getting worse and worse.
The local kids and scrappers have destroyed the inside of this house, mostly all of the furniture and valuables are gone – presumably/hopefully removed by the landowners. This house will no doubt continue to decline, I am unsure of the plans for this house, I have seen two different reports – one that states it will be demolished and another that it has been granted heritage status.