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Riverwood, Date Stone, Erindale
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Title: Riverwood, Date Stone, Erindale
Identifier: PH2356
Date of Original Photo: 1981
Date Built: 1919
Image Type: B&W Photo, 12.5x9 cm.
Subject: Historic buildings - Ontario - Erindale (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 1447 Burnhamthorpe Road West, pt. Lot 5, 6, 43R-9772, Range 4 NDS

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Description: 1447 Burnhamthorpe Road West. Range 4 NDS, pt. Lot 5, 6, 43R-9772. This property consists of the house known as "Riverwood", the former Bird property, and the MacEwan house and barn. It originally belonged to the McDougall and McGrath families, changed hands several times and was purchased in 1913 by W. R. P. Parker, a Toronto lawyer. Riverwood, the main house, was built in Arts and Crafts style in 1919 of Credit Valley stone. It was designed by Alvan Sherlock Mathers, of Mathers and Haldenby. Before Riverwood was built, Parker built a stone cottage, now known as the MacEwan House, from what existed of a former stone building, possibly the remains of an old pickle factory. Parker died in 1931 and his widow sold the cottage to her daughter, Margaret MacEwan. The barn on the property dates back to the 19th century. In 1956 Riverwood was sold to Hyliard and Grace Chappell. After Hyl Chappell’s death in 1988, the property was sold to the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and acquired later by the City of Mississauga. Plans for development as of 2008 included a variety of public gardens and the preservation of natural areas. The entire property is designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act. This 1981 photo shows the date stone on the east main façade.
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