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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Cedar Mills > Cedar Mains Farming Complex
Cedar Mains Farming Complex
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created by Bryan on 6/19/2006 3:41 AM
last modified by phrenzee on 10/21/2008 7:23 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
A series of farming buildings, including a small guest house, larger three story house, and various garages. A few buildings remain on the many acres of land, not touched by vandals, or explorers.
- House and barn are now gone, but church and cemetery remain.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Cedar Main Rd & HWY 50
Cedar Mills, Ontario
Owner: Conservation Authority
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    -Many things left behind that tell a story as to the location's history
    -Many buildings on the property. Some haven't been touched by explorers yet
    -Beautiful scenery
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1860
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • towelettes
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    The cemetary suggests that the property has been active since the 1860s.. and various establishments have come and gone.

    sorry, screwed up replying to this, but here goes....found some historical information

    Thank you to arteffex for this information.

    I checked this place out a few days ago, and was completely amazed. There is a lot of history that goes along with this place. I researched some of the gravestone and come up with some interesting things. The schoolhouse type building was actually a church, The Shiloh Methosist Church built in 1857. The land at the time was owned by Samuel Robb, his grave stone is there as well as many family members 2 wives, Martha and Mary and his patents, John Robb and Mary Young (also on this site). In 1892 a grist mill was built nearby.
    Many of the headstones were of people from Irish and Scottis decent, and many families are at this site. I'm wondering if there was an illness that passed through????

    Sidney Martin Blair did the magority of the building on this site. He worked in oil in alberta and chicago, (his career list goes on and on). He was also successful in fields other than engineering. The original farm at Cedar Mains was gradually expanded, other property in the vicinity purchased, and before long, through judicious management and careful selection of stock, he had made a name for himself as a recognized breeder of purebred cattle and pedigree sheep.

    His first wife, Janet (Nettie), died in January 1974, and in 1979 Dr. Blair married Dr. Margaret Milton, a Toronto coroner. They continued to live at Cedar Mains until he was struck by a car and killed on the night of February 13, 1981

    I found a resume belonging to Richard Harber dated 1985. At this point his adress was listed in Newcastle. He also was from the UK, he was married to Susan Harber. I also found a cheque for Mary Jane English, I'm still trying to see where she fits into the picture.
    Richard Harber was born in England, and was (at least) a deck officer in the Royal navy.

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    Bryan-'s first trip
    Sat, Apr 29th, 2006
    posted by Bryan
    10 pictures
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    Bryan-'s return
    Tue, Jun 20th, 2006
    posted by Bryan
    11 pictures
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    Large building interior
    Tue, Jun 20th, 2006
    posted by Bryan
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    neX's Return Trip - August 5th 2006
    Sat, Aug 5th, 2006
    posted by z0th
    22 pictures
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    neX's Afternoon Outing - May 7th 2006
    Sat, Aug 5th, 2006
    posted by z0th
    23 pictures
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    A Quick Mid-day Trip
    Sat, Aug 5th, 2006
    posted by ahsun
    8 pictures
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    Ares' night visit
    Sat, Aug 26th, 2006
    posted by Ares
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    Winter Wonderland
    Sun, Feb 18th, 2007
    posted by Bryan
    16 pictures

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    Main Courtyard
    Sun, Feb 18th, 2007
    posted by Bryan
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/21/2008 9:48 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 21 08 at 21:48, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 21 08 at 19:23, phrenzee changed the following: City, Status, Description
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