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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

North on Yonge Street

Looking north on Yonge Street from the roof of the Methodist Church, circa 1911-15.
Key to numbers:

1. Wellman's Dry Goods Store

2. Richmond Hill High School

3. John Startup

4. McNair's patterned brick houses

5. Atkinson's house

6. Wright Funeral Home

7. St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church

8. Hill's Bakery

9. Johanna Paige's house

10. Tyrell's house

11. Glover's house

12. Miller's house

13. Fanny Brown's house

14. Jessie Hart's house

15. Henry Hopper's butcher shop

16. Crosby's "Fire Proof" Store

17. Coulter's house

18. Masonic Hall


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