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Architecture and Archaeology in the Park

Historic Sites

Many of these sites are still being researched. More information will be added throughout 2019-2020. We welcome any digital images that you could provide!



Hyatt House   Site Name: Hyatt (Lakeview Lodge, Gray House) Farmhouse
Geographic coordinates: 43.8988, -77.2600
Condition: Built 1869; abandoned, boarded up.

  See also interior views of this building made in 2017.
Lakeland Lodge   Site Name: Lakeland Lodge
Geographic coordinates: 43.9023, -77.2470
Condition: Lodge and outbuildings removed, some docks and beach artifacts

Lakeshore Lodge   Site Name: Lakeshore Lodge
Geographic coordinates: 43.8922, -77.2807
Condition: Built about 1869, burned 1983, foundation ruins and interpretive plaques

Maple Rest Heritage House   Site Name: Maple Rest Heritage House
Geographic coordinates: 43.91095, -77.27021
Condition: Built about 1864, renovated by Park in 1998

MacDonald Farm   Site Name: MacDonald Century Farmhouse
Geographic coordinates: 43.9025, -77.2477
Condition: Built about 1876; abandoned, boarded up.

  See also interior views of this building made in 2017.
MacDonald Farm   Site Name: 20th Century MacDonald Farm
Geographic coordinates: 43.9004, -77.2528
Condition: Standing, awaiting new uses.
Mills' Cottage   Site Name: Mills' Cottage, 190 Lakeshore Lodge Road
Geographic coordinates: 43.8982, -77.27777
Condition: Built about 1930, removed from site in 2019

Outlet River Bridges   Site Name: Outlet River Bridges
Geographic coordinates: 43.9016, -77.2243
Condition: Foundation concrete of old bridges still visible, new bridges standing
Park Amphitheatre   Site Name: Sandbanks Park Amphitheatre
Geographic coordinates: 43.8909, -77.2180
Condition: Still in use, 2021

Shore Acres Lodge   Site Name: Shore Acres Lodge
Geographic coordinates: 43.8988, -77.2588
Condition: One of several private houses with cottages used as a summer tourist lodge, bought by the Park and torn-down in about 1976.

West Lake Brick Factory   Site Name: West Lake Brick Factory
Geographic coordinates: 43.9080, -77.2742
Condition: Removed, some artifacts including abandoned ore cart, iron rail still visible



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