Highway 17 House 2

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Houses November 9, 2008 Demolished Ontario Canada

Posted on: Sun, 11/09/2008 - 15:15 By: Mike


It appears that this house was built sometime in the 1870's by Alexander Daigle, a French immigrant by way of Montreal. Daigle built the farm there at least 2 or 3 decades before the first road was carved through the area.

Alexander apparently died behind the house after the horses pulling his wagon bolted, causing him to fall out and break his neck.

His son, Frank, apparently took over the farm until he died of some disease in 1933. Frank's wife remained on the farm with her oldest son until 1945. The house was rented out until finally sold some time in the 1950's.

The back portion of the house was actually the original structure. When the house was expanded, it became an enlarged kitchen area.

UPDATE: The house burned down on February 5, 2014.

Personal Commentary: 

This location was shown to me by a fellow explorer who had taken pictures of it not long before. It's an interesting place, and for me, well worth the trip.

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