SIMPLE TOOLS, GREAT SKILL & ARTISTRY GAVE US THE SHARON TEMPLE

You’ll need a car to reach the SHARON TEMPLE, a National Historic Site in the Village of Sharon, roughly an hours drive northeast of TORONTO.  Built from 1825-1832 by a small religious community known as The Children of Peace (former Quakers), the site encompasses 9 historic buildings in a park-like setting.  <PHOTOS BELOW – the Temple in 1860 and 1900>

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Completed in 1832 and restored in 2011, the Temple is located at 18,974 Leslie Street, East Gwillimbury Township – http://www.sharontemple.ca or 905-478-2389.

PHOTOS BELOW – http://www.smallhomebigstart.com

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Other buildings on the site – David Willison’s Study, 1829;  Ebenezer Doan House of 1819; the “cookhouse” where communal meals were served; the “drive shed” with its period carriages; and David Willson’s round outhouse.

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