Cobourg Newspapers
Lakehurst


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
128 Durham St.(A). Lakehurst was built between 1832 and 1835 as a residence for one of Cobourg's earliest businessmen, James Calcutt. It is a fine example of the Georgian style.
Notes:
In December 1832 Calcutt announced that his brewery, Cobourg's first, was ready to sell beer and ale. By 1835, he had purchased almost three acres of lakefront property bounded by Hibernia, Durham and Orr St. and built a distillery on this site for the production of whiskey. During the 1850s he suffered from financial difficulties as did a number of well-to-do Cobourg businessmen. The factory remained idle till 1862 when Henry MacKechnie purchased it and opened the Victoria Brewery. The company changed hands one more time then burnt to the ground in January 1899. The Armour family purchase the house in 1871 and made a number of changes to it at the turn of the century.
Date of Original:
ca.1960
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
720-193
Collection:
Historical Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

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Lakehurst


128 Durham St.(A). Lakehurst was built between 1832 and 1835 as a residence for one of Cobourg's earliest businessmen, James Calcutt. It is a fine example of the Georgian style.