Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eaton Hall photos ~ circa 1940

Here are some photos of Eaton Hall, shortly after its completion, which I recently came across on the torontothenandnow.blogspot.com site.   The site is put up by Richard of Muddy York Walking Tours (www.muddyyorktours.com).   His Toronto Then & Now blog is a photographic history of the city of Toronto.   One of his blogs covered the Eaton family quite extensively and the photos here are taken from that entry.   The construction of Eaton Hall was begun in 1937 and completed in 1939, just a year or so before these photographs were taken.   The photo below shows a hunt club gathered in front of Villa Fiora, the first Eaton estate house built on the property.   Sadly Villa Fiora has fallen into a state of disrepair and is boarded up, seemingly doomed for demolition.  

Lady Eaton is seen above, in the right foreground, with members of the hunt at Eaton Hall.
(These photos  appear to be sourced from the City  of Toronto Archives)

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

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