John Howards residence preservation fails in 1894

July, 1894 Canadian Architect and Builder.

The attention of the City Council of Toronto has recently been called to the fact that repairs are urgently required for the preservation of the residence of the late Mr. Howard, the donor of Howard Park. Mr. Howard, who was an enthusiastic antiquarian, bequeathed to the city not only many acres of beautiful park lands, but also his residence, stables, etc., with their interesting and valuable contents. To allow these to perish through neglect would show a lack of appreciation of the donor’s generosity which should be sufficient to discourage the giving of like public bequests in the future.

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