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The former James Nisbet residence,
10 Park Avenue, Oakville, November 14, 2004.

Photographs by Pleasance Crawford.

 

 

A GLANCE AT THE PHOTOGRAPH

CREDITS:
Oakville Historical Society Collection, No. 357.
“Tennis court, north side of house, 1915.”

QUICK COMMENTS:
It is summer, late afternoon, and approximately one year after the start of the Great War. Players engaged in a lawn-tennis game of mixed doubles pause for a photograph. The court is behind what is known as “The Manse”: the former James Nisbet residence at the foot of Park Avenue. This is a late-Georgian cottage-style house of solid brick, with a half basement, twin chimneys, and a hip roof surmounted by a small cupola. A wooden cottage, much newer, stands to the east. Both structures face the lake, which is immediately beyond.

Both homes still exist. The Nisbet house, number 10 Park Avenue, is now stuccoed and painted white. The cupola is gone and the front (south) elevation has been considerably altered; but the side (east) elevation retains many original features. Numbers 14 and 16-20 Park Avenue now occupy the area where the tennis court and rear garden were in 1915. * click here for more details.


A SERIES OF QUESTIONS:
What make and model is the car beside the cottage?

When was The Manse property subdivided?