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Background SpacerSquire William Anthony Log Cabin
834 North Shore Drive, Dunnville, ON

 History:
The property was purchased and owned by the Squire William Anthony, March 5, 1821. Anthony constructed a saw mill, a steam grist mill, and distillery on this lot; in later years (post 1830), a brickyard and hotel were also located on this site known as “Anthony’s Mills”.  

This property became one of the original areas of settlement, business, commercial and industrial trade in Haldimand County and led to the growth of Dunnville.  

The fabrication date for the log cabin is not known. Historical records and documents reviewed by the Heritage Haldimand Committee indicate the probability that this structure was constructed during the same period as the grist and saw mills (c 1821 – 1829).    

Features Designated: 

    • All elevations 
    • The gabled roof including all facades and entrances of the 1½ storey cabin, single storey extension and landscape features 
    • Hand hewn white pine logs and chinking. 
    • The wooden veranda placed below the eaves supported by four (4) posts facing the River. 

Squire William Anthony Log Cabin 

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