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  • Ontario group backs saving town landmark
    Text  Oakville Journal Record, 2 Jan 1973     The Architectural Conservatory of Ontario adds the preservation of Oakville's Erchless Estate to this list of projects.
    Text  Oakville Journal Record, 2 Jan 1973   The Architectural Conservatory of Ontario adds the preservation of Oakville's Erchless Estate to this list of projects.
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  • Chisholm estate: will it be preserved?
    TextImage  Bob Pennycook, Oakville Beaver, 19 May 1976     "The placing of an historical designation on the entire Chisholm estate on Navy St. at the Oakville Harbor, could ring the death bell for the century-old house built by the founder of Oakville."
    TextImage  Bob Pennycook, Oakville Beaver, 19 May 1976   "The placing of an historical designation on the entire Chisholm estate on Navy St. at the Oakville Harbor, could ring the death bell for the century-old house built by the ...
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  • Erchless tenants unaware of pending evictions
    Text  Lilian DiRisio, Oakville Beaver, 31 Jul 1987     Erchless estate tenants only became aware of the town's plan to relocate them through an article in the Oakville Beaver.
    Text  Lilian DiRisio, Oakville Beaver, 31 Jul 1987   Erchless estate tenants only became aware of the town's plan to relocate them through an article in the Oakville Beaver.
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  • Town backs 5-point plan to save Chisholm Estate
    Text  Daily Journal Record, 18 Jul 1992     The Oakville Historical Society recommends 5 steps for a special committee to put into action in order to preserve the Chisholm Estate.
    Text  Daily Journal Record, 18 Jul 1992   The Oakville Historical Society recommends 5 steps for a special committee to put into action in order to preserve the Chisholm Estate.
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  • Plans for Chisholm estate revealed
    Text  Bryan Hunt, Oakville Beaver, 23 Feb 1978     "The Oakville Historical Society have presented a $100,000-150,000 phased growth plan extending into 1990 to develop the Chisholm Estate into a first class museum."
    Text  Bryan Hunt, Oakville Beaver, 23 Feb 1978   "The Oakville Historical Society have presented a $100,000-150,000 phased growth plan extending into 1990 to develop the Chisholm Estate into a first class museum."
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  • Town has 3 weeks to act on Chisholm estate
    Text  Michael Shapcott, Oakville Journal Record, 13 Apr 1977     The town council has 3 weeks to make an offer on the Erchless Estate before the property owner puts it up onto the open market.
    Text  Michael Shapcott, Oakville Journal Record, 13 Apr 1977   The town council has 3 weeks to make an offer on the Erchless Estate before the property owner puts it up onto the open market.
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  • Town must help Erchless tenants find new homes
    Text  Oakville Beaver, 24 Jul 1987     "Before the town can proceed with the renovation work at the historic Erchless Estate, it must apply for an exemption from the Rental Housing Protection Act."
    Text  Oakville Beaver, 24 Jul 1987   "Before the town can proceed with the renovation work at the historic Erchless Estate, it must apply for an exemption from the Rental Housing Protection Act."
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  • Erchless restoration work will improve its appearance
    Text  Oakville Beaver, 16 Jul 1980     The town will begin exterior reconstruction work on the Erchless Estate, despite the wait for ministry of culture and recreation funding.
    Text  Oakville Beaver, 16 Jul 1980   The town will begin exterior reconstruction work on the Erchless Estate, despite the wait for ministry of culture and recreation funding.
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  • Col. Chisholm's home will be renovated at a cost of about $1 million
    Text  Ian Todd, Oakville Journal Record, 1 Aug 1980     The renovation of the Erchless Estate is expected to span 8 years and cost taxpayer's $1 million.
    Text  Ian Todd, Oakville Journal Record, 1 Aug 1980   The renovation of the Erchless Estate is expected to span 8 years and cost taxpayer's $1 million.
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  • Historic gardens at Erchless
    Text  Kathy Yanchus, Oakville Beaver, 19 Sep 1986     The restoration of the Erchless Estate landscape was as important as the building itself. It was designed to mimic the flowerbeds as they would have been in the mid 1920s.
    Text  Kathy Yanchus, Oakville Beaver, 19 Sep 1986   The restoration of the Erchless Estate landscape was as important as the building itself. It was designed to mimic the flowerbeds as they would have been in the mid 1920s.
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  • Town says 'no' to Erchless Estate revisions
    Text  Marianne Takacs, Oakville Beaver, 22 Jun 1990     "A request by the Oakville Historical Society to revise the restoration plan for the Erchless Estate has been turned down by town council..."
    Text  Marianne Takacs, Oakville Beaver, 22 Jun 1990   "A request by the Oakville Historical Society to revise the restoration plan for the Erchless Estate has been turned down by town council..."
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  • Erchless museum opening
    TextImage  Wilma Blokhuis, Oakville Beaver, 19 Oct 1983     The Custom's House at Erchless set it's opening day after $1 million worth of restoration and seven years time.
    TextImage  Wilma Blokhuis, Oakville Beaver, 19 Oct 1983   The Custom's House at Erchless set it's opening day after $1 million worth of restoration and seven years time.
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  • Society wants to restore estate
    TextImage  Bryan Hunt, Oakville Beaver, 16 Nov 1977     The Oakville Historical Society offers to restore the home and use it as a museum.
    TextImage  Bryan Hunt, Oakville Beaver, 16 Nov 1977   The Oakville Historical Society offers to restore the home and use it as a museum.
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  • Town owns estate
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 9 Nov 1973     Mayor Harry Barrett takes possession of the Erchless Estate on behalf of the Town of Oakville.
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 9 Nov 1973   Mayor Harry Barrett takes possession of the Erchless Estate on behalf of the Town of Oakville.
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  • Erchless restoration tender
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 6 Oct 1982     Town council accepts a bid for the first phase of Erchless restoration. Construction to shortly follow.
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 6 Oct 1982   Town council accepts a bid for the first phase of Erchless restoration. Construction to shortly follow.
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  • Council approves $838,800 Erchless restoration
    TextImage  Lilian DiRisio, Oakville Beaver, 11 Aug 1989     Town council endorses the $838,800 phase II plan for the Erchless estate building.
    TextImage  Lilian DiRisio, Oakville Beaver, 11 Aug 1989   Town council endorses the $838,800 phase II plan for the Erchless estate building.
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  • Estate restoration cost $100,000
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 11 Feb 1986     Thw town sets aside $100,000 for the exterior restoration of Erchless Estate.
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 11 Feb 1986   Thw town sets aside $100,000 for the exterior restoration of Erchless Estate.
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  • Erchless master plan to determine future
    Text  Oakville Journal Record, 5 Jul 1978     Town council agrees to $33,500 master plan, which will develop a project outline for the Erchless restoration.
    Text  Oakville Journal Record, 5 Jul 1978   Town council agrees to $33,500 master plan, which will develop a project outline for the Erchless restoration.
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  • No Chisholm decision until March
    Text  Oakville Beaver, 7 Feb 1979     "A decision on provincial funding for a master plan study on possible uses of the historic Chisholm property...won't be made until the end of March."
    Text  Oakville Beaver, 7 Feb 1979   "A decision on provincial funding for a master plan study on possible uses of the historic Chisholm property...won't be made until the end of March."
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  • Street artist donates painting to new museum
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 21 Oct 1983     Local artist Vojuslav Morosan donates one of his oil paintings, depicting the Erchless Estate, to the Custom House museum.
    TextImage  Oakville Beaver, 21 Oct 1983   Local artist Vojuslav Morosan donates one of his oil paintings, depicting the Erchless Estate, to the Custom House museum.
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