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Charles Tidy House, Port Credit
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Title: Charles Tidy House, Port Credit
Identifier: G851
Date of Original Photo: 1980
Date Built: ca 1912
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Historic buildings - Ontario - Port Credit (Mississauga)
Location: 1241 Stavebank Road, Plan C10 pt Lot 17

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Description: 1241 Stavebank Road. Plan C10 pt Lot 17. Charles James Tidy, florist, presumably built this house after purchasing the property in 1912. He, his wife Mary M. Cullen Tidy, and son Philip C. Tidy purchased lots 12, 13, 16, 17 of Plan C10, totalling 10 and 3/8 acres for $4,450.00 from Cyril Ernest Cotton. Mary died on July 10, 1940. Charles died on September 26, 1947. His Toronto Star obituary mentions that he died at his Port Credit residence "Cobham Woods." He is the son of the founder of Tidy's Flowers. He was involved in the business and cultivated roses on Bleeker Street, Toronto. His greenhouse was apparently the first of its kind in Canada and was a prototype for other rose growers. Philip Tidy sold the property to Hugh John Plaxton, lawyer and former hockey player, and Grace Livingstone Plaxton in 1948 for $32,500.00. Description as of January 2011.
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