Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Prince Edward Island houses in The Old House Book

     I was going through The Old House Book by Robin Langley Sommer 1999 and came across these two Island properties on page 35. 
From the book - 
Maritime Charm
...an abandoned farmhouse with shed-roofed dormer on Prince Edward Island (Hazel Grove next to Hunter River) succumbs to the elements, its timber framework buckling under the assaults of wind and weather.  Below is a well-kept working farm on the Island (Springbrook on New London Bay), with a steeply gabled houseroof to shed snow and a gambrel-roofed barn.
 The Old House Book  ISBN 1-55267-967-5

Friday, May 10, 2013

New London Farmhouse Restored 1992

     This article appeared in the RE*NEW Magazine in the Feb-Mar 1992 issue.  The house was surely destined to be lost when the Shoalts came along and saved it!  It's been 21 years since the restoration and its as good as the day it was built / restored.
 Below is the only image I have on file for this house, taken around 2005.
Here's a link to Google Maps Street View.
     Cummin's 1928 Atlas of Prince Edward Island shows John Coles owning this property with 80 acres.  John Coles was married Cora Bert - at the time they had the following children: Annie, Edith, Archibald, Ethel, Lee and Earl.
     Meacham's 1880 Atlas of Prince Edward Island shows Jno Coles living here with 50 acres of land.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Springtime on Prince Edward Island

     It's springtime here on Prince Edward Island and the farmers are busy tilling up the fields.  Here's a great photo of an old abandoned house on Cannery Road (off Route 20) down to the fish plants at French River.
     Meecham's 1880 Atlas of Prince Edward Island shows this property being owned by Mrs. Cole along with 50 acres across the road for a total of 88 acres.

     Cumins 1928 Atlas of Prince Edward Island shows John T. Adams with 38 acres - and notes his wife being Grace Craig with one child, Robert.  
Below: down the road is the French River Cannery.