Brampton, ON

(continuer en français)

The Alderlea Villa dates from 1867, a few years after Brampton’s beginnings. It was built by businessman Kenneth Chisholm on a small bluff in the centre of the new city. A setback in fortune caused him to sell part of his estate, which now forms a public park. After him the villa passed through various organisations, such as the Salvation Army or the Veterans’ Legion, and is now the property of the town. Beautifully landscaped, the villa remains associated with Brampton’s historic period.

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2 comments

    • That’s a good point. I think it has to do with two things: firstly, the villa has been perfectly restored to illustrate this period of the city’s beginnings, and secondly, this style of construction still persisted at the beginning of the 20th century without being attached to a specific period.

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