City of Markham    
Markham Register of Property of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest
Address: 80 MAIN ST N
Original Address:
Property Legal Description: PLAN 18 BLK O PT LOT 2 RS65R9151 PTS 1-4
Historical Name: Markham Hardware
Heritage Conservation District: Markham Village
Ward: 4
Year Built: 1864
Architect Style: Vernacular
Heritage Status of Property: Part V (Heritage)
Designation Bylaw:
Heritage Easement Agreement: No
History Description
John Wilson, a local builder, constructed this frame store to the north of his residence in 1864. Wilson rented the store to commercial tenants. Henry Tane, general merchant, was an early tenant. An archival photograph from 1890 shows the store as selling boots and shoes. For much of its history, this building was been the location of a hardware store. Fire insurance maps from 1894, 1910 and 1927 label the front part of the building as a hardware, and the back wing along Dublin Street as a tinsmith shop. Hardware merchants at this location included John Huffman, Charlie Sargeant, Cleve Kinsmen and lastly, Ross Rennie.
Contemporary Photograph Heritage Photograph
Key Map
Please note that the yellow polygon symbol is not indicative of the actual heritage area and is only meant to highlight the property the heritage building(s) is located at. For a complete description of the actual heritage property please refer to the Designation Bylaw found above.

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