Cobourg Newspapers
The 'Hill' - Villa St. Joseph


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
The Hill was the home of William Weller in the 1850s. It was often used as a stopping place for the stagecoaches.
Notes:
What is now known as Villa St. Joseph, on 445 Monk St., was known as The Hill and occupied one of the finest locations in Cobourg, a point of land jutting out into Lake Onatio. It was built in 1844 for Winkworth Tremaine and later became the home of William Weller, the famous stage-coach operator and first mayor of Cobourg (1850). William Weller founded his stage coach line in the 1820s and moved to Cobourg around 1830. He was a very prominent figure in Cobourg life, was married twice and had 22 children. It then became the summer home of Nellie Grant Sartoris, the daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Date of Original:
1931
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
720-29
Collection:
Historical Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
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The 'Hill' - Villa St. Joseph


The Hill was the home of William Weller in the 1850s. It was often used as a stopping place for the stagecoaches.