By Wayne Townsend on
4/4/2012 11:22 AM
On my bus tours around Dufferin, when I pass Sylvanwood estates, just east of Shelburne, I always talk about the stone from that site being used at Queen’s Park. Frankly, I am not sure everyone believes me. Finally, while reviewing data for DuffStuff, I found my proof . . . thank you might be in order.
Shelburne Free Press, September 2, 1926 - SHELBURNE CUT STONE FOR CAN. NAT. EX.
Mr. J W Fleck called at our office on Saturday with a sample of cut stone from Hall's Quarry about a mile east of Shelburne. He has been requested by the Ontario Government to send a sample of the Shelburne Stone for exhibit at the Canadian National Exhibition which opened last Saturday. The stone which measures about 14 x 10 inches x 12 inches deep and shows on three sides the rock face as it came from the quarrie, the top has a bush hammered face while on the front is a complete Gothic window with tracery and covered panels. The work was executed by Mr Fleck and is shown in the Stone Section in the new Ontario Government...