Sunday, 30 November 2014

The first time we went for a walk through town here in Milton, we passed by this home at 296 Pine Street and I have been captivated by it's beauty ever since.

It was built on the west bank of Sixteen Mile Creek by Cornelius Foreman in 1855. It was financed by James McGuffin and sold to industrialist Samuel Morse on June 22nd, 1857 who at the same time was busy constructing a foundry not far away on Commercial Street.  From there he sold and manufactured ploughs and other farm implements.  

Samuel was active in local politics and represented the East Ward on Milton Council from 1867 to 1870.  He passed away in 1870, and the home remained in the family until 1890.  Subsequent owners also included local retired banker James Mogridge who in addition to being a golf enthusiast was also an active member and chairman of the local library board.  

The current owners have updated the home, but it's unique charm and history are still very obvious in this wonderful property.  

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