- 8 Jun 1870 (Creation)
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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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A certified reproduction of the Plan of subdivision of parts of Lots # 21-22 on the east side of Front Street in Belleville. Property of Hector Leavens and therefore designated as “Leavens Block”. Surveyed by John D. Evans, P.L.S. and signed June 8, 1870.
This copy was made in 1972 of plan #139, as registered in the Hastings Land Registry Office.
Donated by Walter I. Watson, O.L.S.