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G.H. Gooderham House
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
Here at 504 Jarvis Street, just north of Wellesley Street East, you'll find a restaurant but in 1891 it was a house being built by G.H. Gooderham of Gooderham & Worts. This 1977 Toronto Historical Board plaque attached to the house has this to say:
Coordinates: 43.667243 -79.378957
George Horace Gooderham (1868-1942) built this house in 1891 and lived here with his family until 1906. The design in the Romanesque Revival style is attributed to the firm of David Roberts. G.H. Gooderham was active in the family business, Gooderham & Worts, Ltd., founded by his grandfather, William, and in the financial, political and educational life of Toronto. After 1908, the house was occupied by Leo Frankel, manufacturer and merchant, the Ursuline Sisters' School; the Red Triangle Club; a Service Men's Hostel; and, from 1946 to 1975 by the Big Brothers of Metropolitan Toronto.
> Posted December 15, 2014
Hello. I am researching my family background and I am led to believe from my grandma that my granddads brother left for Canada in early 1920s I think. Not too sure on dates and names. Only thing I have on information is my granddad's name was Albert Peter Gooderham. Is there any information anyone could pass on? Many thanks and kind regards. David Alan Gooderham firstname.lastname@example.org
> Posted August 29, 2012
I have a lot of fond memories of the G.H. Gooderham House as we used to live in this home in the 1960s in the upstairs apartment - truly a beautiful structure.
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