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Lislehurst, Erindale College Grounds
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Title: Lislehurst, Erindale College Grounds
Identifier: HF0098
Date of Original Photo: 1984
Image Type: Slide, 35 mm
Subject: Erindale College (Mississauga, Ont.)
Donor: Friends of the Mississauga Library System
Location: 3369 Mississauga Road

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Description: A scenic photograph taken on the grounds of Lislehurst by Bert Hoferichter, MPA. Located at 3369 Mississauga Road, lot 4, Range 1 NDS, Racey Tract, "Lislehurst" was built in 1885 by Weymouth Schreiber, who, with his wife, Charlotte Mount Brock Schreiber, and their three children, Edith, DeLisle and Harrie, had come to the area from Toronto before 1880. Jean Adamson, in her book, Erindale at the Crook of the Credit, states that Schreiber's aunt, Louisa DeLisle of Guernsey, had purchased the property, sight unseen, as an investment, and left the property to the three children in trust when she died in 1875. Three houses were built on the property: "Lislehurst" and "Mount Woodham" fairly close to each other, and "Iverholme" some distance away. "Lislehurst" is a large two-and-a-half storey house, built of Credit Valley stone. In 1928, Reginald Watkins, who had bought "Lislehurst" and "Mount Woodham", made extensive renovations to "Lislehurst", using material from "Mount Woodham" which he demolished. Watkins lived at "Lislehurst" till 1964 when the property was purchased by the University of Toronto as part of its Erindale Campus, and "Lislehurst" became the official residence of the Principal of the College. Inside the house there are twelve windows with heraldic devices, and seven fireplaces. Designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act.
Agency: Mississauga Library System