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Background SpacerSime-Lyell House
431 Queen Street, Dunnville, ON

George Sime emigrated from Scotland to Canada in the late 1840’s and settled in Dunnville. A tanner and courier by trade, he became a respected businessman and prominent landowner who involved himself in local politics and served as the Town’s Reeve in 1866. 

Sime built a two-storey brick structure in 1869, Italianate in style, one of the few remaining original large homes in Haldimand County worthy of preservation. 

Features Designated: 

  • Hipped roof with projecting eaves 
  • All exterior brickwork (north, south, east and west elevations) 
  • Front door (wooden panel from door with sidelights and transom) 
  • Two keystones (a) thistle and (b) date 
  • Twelve carved corbels 


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