CA ON00156 M/M440-1835
- c. 1863 (Creation)
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1 plan on Mylar (47 x 71cm)
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John D. Evans was born in Goderich, Ontario, and educated at the Upper Canada College in Toronto. He trained as a land surveyor and moved to Belleville, Ontario, in 1867. He worked as a surveyor and architect, being responsible for a number of buildings in Belleville including what is now City Hall (built 1871-1873). He worked as the Chief Engineer of the Central Ontario Railway from 1881, retiring in 1925. Evans died in Toronto in 1930.
His son, John Walter Evans was a prominent engineer and surveyor in the City of Belleville.
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Donated by Walter I. Watson, P. L. S.
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A certified reproduction of the "Plan of part of Bleecker Estate, south side of Moira Street being parts of Lots # 4 & 5 in 1st Concession Thurlow, now in Belleville. Made for Trustees of Estate of late Tobia's Bleecker -being Anson Gilbert Northrup, Thomas Wills and Nelson Lingham." Many buildings are on the island - including a saw mill and Frost's Cabinet Factory. Between Moira Street and mill race are 2 dwellings and the mill building. Surveyed by John D. Evans, P.L.S., circa 1863.
This copy was made in 1972 of plan #156, as registered in the Hastings Land Registry Office.
Donated by Walter I. Watson, O.L.S.
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