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Historic Plaque Program The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill
Historic Plaque Program

Since 1973, sixteen historic plaques have been erected in Thornhill to commemorate people, places and events that have shapped our community. The first two were installed by branches of the Government of Ontario, the suceeding fourteen have been installed by SPOHT.
These bronze plaques, topped by their charateristic wheatsheafs, have been installed in different parts of Thornhill
between 1973 and 2004.

J. E. H. MacDonald 1873-1932
Title: J.E.H. MacDonald 1873-1932
Location: North side of Centre St. on the west side of Oakbank Dr.
Date installed: November 3, 1973.
Text by: Unknown
Funded by: Archaeological and Historical Sites Board, Ministry of Colleges and Universities

The Founding of Thornhill
Title: The Founding Of Thornhill
Location: East side of Yonge St., south of Thornhill Summitt Dr.
Date installed: 1980
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation

Richard Sutton Frizzell 1817-1876
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Title: Richard Sutton Frizzell 1817-1876
Location: North side of John St., just east of Yonge St.
Date installed: 1981
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Holy Trinity Church
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Title: Holy Trinity Church
Location: West side of Brooke St. at Old Jane St.
Date installed: 1982
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Dundurn Village Circa 1825 / Thornhill Schoolhouse 1846-1922
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Title: Dundurn Village Circa 1825 (Side A)
Location: North east corner of Elizabeth St. and Old Jane St.
Date installed: 1982
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Thornhill Schoolhouse 1846-1822
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Title: Thornhill Schoolhouse 1846-1922 (Side B)
Location: North east corner of Elizabeth St. and Old Jane St.
Date installed: 1982
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Arnold House
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Title: Arnold House
Location: South east corner of Spring Gate Blvd. and Springfield Way.
Date installed: 1983
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Thornhill Settlement Village / Holy Trinity Burying Ground
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Title: Thornhill Settlement Village (Side A)
Location: East side of Yonge St. at Royal Orchard Blvd.
Date installed: 1983
Text by: Derek Giles
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Holy Trinity Burying Ground
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Title: Holy Trinity Burying Ground (Side B)
Location: East side of Yonge St. at Royal Orchard Blvd.
Date installed: 1983
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Methodist Burying Ground
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Title: Methodist Burying Ground
Location: Pioneer Parkette, East side of Normark Dr. north of Baythorn Dr.
Date installed: 1989
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Ann's Prayer Shed / The Miracle of the Well
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Title: Ann's Prayer Shed (Side A)
Location: Annswell Parkette, East side of Dudley Ave. north of Elgin St.
Date installed: 1992
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

The Miracle of the Well
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Title: The Miracle of the Well (Side B)
Location: Annswell Parkette, East side of Dudley Ave. north of Elgin St.
Date installed: 1992
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Milburn Tavern / Brewers Hollow / How Thornhill Decided the American Election of 1832
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Title: Milburn Tavern / Brewers Hollow (Side A)
Location: South east corner of John St. and Yonge St.
Date installed: 1994
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

How Thornhill Decided the American Election of 1832
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Title: How Thornhill Decided the American Election  of 1832 (Side B)
Location: South east corner of John St. and Yonge St.
Date installed: 1994
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Old Victoria Hall / Mineral Water Bottling Plant / Mason Cogswell's Wagon Yard / Weigh Scales
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Title: Old Victoria Hall / Mineral Springs Bottling Plant (Side A)
Location: Lions Parkette, North west corner of Centre St. and Yonge St.
Date installed: 1994
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Mason Cogswell's Wagon Yard / Weigh Scales
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Title: Mason Cogswell's Wagon Yard / Weigh Scales (Side B)
Location: Lions Parkette, North west corner of Centre St. and Yonge St.
Date installed: 1994
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Thornhill Cemetery
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Title: Thornhill Cemetery
Location: West gate of Thornhill Cemetery. East side of Church Ln, north of John St.
Date installed: 2000
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

St. Luke's Cemetery
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Title: St. Luke's Cemetery
Location: North side of cemetery road, just east of Church Lane.
Date installed: 2000
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Radial Railway Line
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Title: Radial Railway Line
Location: Entrance to Cricklewood Park. East side of Yonge, north of Centre St.
Date installed: 2001
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Thornhill United Church
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Title: Thornhill United Church
Location: Lawn of Thornhill United Church. East side of Dudley Ave.
Date installed: 2003
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill

Cricklewood
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Title: Cricklewood
Location: Entrance to Cricklewood Park. East side of Yonge, north of Centre St.
Date installed: 2004
Text by: Vic Stecyk
Funded by: The Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill





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