House of Steele gets historic nod
September 30, 2009 Simcoe.com Bruce Hain
A major celebration for lovers of historic architecture will be held this Sunday afternoon at the home of David and Candace Steele.
Residents of 1629, 3rd Line since 1981, the Steeles are to be presented with a plaque designating their home as the first Heritage house in Innisfil. Only the Knock Schoolhouse has a similar designation.
Guests will include members of the Innisfil Heritage Committee, the Innisfil Historical Society, local politicians and representatives of the recently-formed Simcoe County branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, an organization dedicated to preserving structures of historical significance. Steele is the branch’s first president.
The couple is thrilled to have their 4.1-acre property receive the designation.
“The home was built in 1864, it’s older than Confederation,” David says. “It was in very good condition when we bought it.”