The Lost Farm Houses of Whitby
A number of years ago these farm houses were relocated to a field in Whitby. The owner had planned to use them as part of a bed and breakfast style retreat. Unfortunately the zoning application failed and they’ve been left to the elements.
Brown’s Corners is the name of a community in Scarborough in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the corner of Finch Avenue East and Markham Road. David Brown operated a business and post office on the southwest corner. The Post Office was relocated to Malvern Village, but the business continued as a grocery store well into the 1950s. The northwest corner was the Hastings farm. The Hastings farm house was relocated to the Cullen Gardens park in Whitby to await restoration. A huge barn was located at the intersection and remained there long after the farms disappeared. A car dealership replaced the farmhouse and barns. Thomas Maxwell lived on the northeast corner and there were smaller houses on the southeast corner.
Found on Urban Toronto. Photo credit: A. Phillips
The Hastings’ family gravestone in the cemetery of Knox United Church in Scarborough