Toronto's Historical Plaques
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The Bishop's Palace 1818
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2010
Photo Source - Toronto Public Library Special Collections
Photo Source - Wikipedia
Plaque coordinates: 43.645190 -79.383602
On this site stood the "Bishop's Palace", residence of Bishop John Strachan (1778-1867), built in 1817-18 while he was the incumbent of St. James' Church. Born in Scotland, he came to Upper Canada in 1799 where he achieved prominence as an educator and churchman and was consecrated first Anglican Bishop of Toronto in 1839. He served as a member of the province's Legislative Council 1820-41 and of the Executive Council 1815-36. During the Rebellion of 1837, the Loyalist forces that defeated William Lyon Mackenzie near Montgomery's Tavern assembled on the grounds of the Palace.
Posted January 22, 2011
Does anyone have any information on a WM STRACHAN & CO WEST MARKET TORONTO? I have a early saltglaze jug with that inscription on it.
contact me at Stepndogdoo@yahoo.com thank you .....Steve
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