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Chapter 11
The Flowering of Richmond Hill
Table of Contents

Title Page
Author's Preface
1 The Road through Richmond Hill
2 First Peoples on the Land
3 The European Settlers Arrive
4 From Miles' Hill to Richmond Hill: The Birth of a Community
5 Tories and Reformers
6 Stagecoach Lines and Railway Tracks
7 The Neighbours at Mid-Century
8 Fire Brigades and Fence Viewers
9 Picture Post Card Village of the 1880s and 1890s
10 Rails through Richmond Hill
11 The Flowering of Richmond Hill
The Village That Was
"On the Green of Richmond Hill"
The Village that Was
Roses Bloom in Richmond Hill
Mrs. P.L. Grant Urges That "Local Option" Be Retained
The Women's Institute and the Library
The Women of Richmond Hill
War Comes to Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Men Who Served in the First World War 1914-1918
South on Yonge Street
North on Yonge Street
East on Centre Street
The Langstaff Jail Farm
War and Remembrance
12 The Village Transformed
Table of Illustrations

South on Yonge Street

Looking south on Yonge Street from the roof of the Methodist Church, circa 1911-15.

Key to numbers on east side of Yonge Street:

1. Batty's Hardware

2. Siever's Shoe Store

3. Skeele's house

4. Skeele's Jewelry Store

5. Moses Ransom's house

6. Frank Sim's store

7. Radial railway station

8. and 9. Trench Carriage Works

10. Livery stables

11. Dominion House

12. John Palmer Jr.'s house

13. Grand Central Hotel

And on the west side of the street:

14. Presbyterian Church

15. Jerry Smith's house and jewelry store

16. Richmond Hill Public School

17. Presbyterian vault

18. Palmer House Hotel

19. Lorne Block

20. Rustic Inn

21. Atkinson's "Concrete" Store


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