colour photographs, original drawings, typed report
History / Biography
The Russell McDermid farm of McNab/Braeside Township (2280 Burnstown Road) was purchased in 1946 from Fraser and Mary McNiven. The original land grant to Duncan McNab for 200 acres took place in 1868 but this area of McNab township may have been occupied as early as 1825. It is not clear who built the stone fireplace that is the subject of this report.
Gerry White, an architectural consultant donated this material in 2014.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of one file of original material created by Gerry White in his capacity as an architectural consultant in 2006. The file includes a report about the historical importance and physical remains of a stone fireplace that is located on the McDermid property. Rough notes, scaled drawings of the fireplace and 10 photographs which document the site and chimney are included in the file.