Oakville Images
Walker House Farm Postcard


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
Postcard featuring a black and white photograph of the Walker House Farm in Oakville. Some of the staff are pictured, in a field with some horses.
The Walker House was a famous Hotel in Toronto in the late 1800s - 1900s. The hotel's tagline can be seen on the wall of the barn: "The House of Plenty", along with the logo, which can also be seen on the reverse. The Walker house was located on Front Street until it was demolished in the 1970s, and accommodated travelers coming into the city by the Grand Trunk Railway, which had opened a station nearby the same year the hotel opened.
The farm in Oakville supplied the hotel's kitchens.
Notes:
See History of Toronto and county of York Vol. I - Charles Pelham, Page 487 - 488
Inscriptions:
Front: A few of the working staff at the walker house farm, Oakville & Toronto ONT.
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Walker House ; Walker House Farm
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Oakville Public Library
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Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

120 Navy Street

Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

Tel: (905) 815-2042

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Walker House Farm Postcard


Postcard featuring a black and white photograph of the Walker House Farm in Oakville. Some of the staff are pictured, in a field with some horses.
The Walker House was a famous Hotel in Toronto in the late 1800s - 1900s. The hotel's tagline can be seen on the wall of the barn: "The House of Plenty", along with the logo, which can also be seen on the reverse. The Walker house was located on Front Street until it was demolished in the 1970s, and accommodated travelers coming into the city by the Grand Trunk Railway, which had opened a station nearby the same year the hotel opened.
The farm in Oakville supplied the hotel's kitchens.