Dressmaker's Cottage

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General Information

This small stone cottage is believed to have been built for the Nelles family seamstress by a stone mason who used the stone left over from the building of Nelles Manor (1798). A resident seamstress was a necessity since manufactured garments were not available in pioneer Upper Canada. It is believed to date from about 1812. The gingerbread trim is a late 19th century addition.

Hours of Operation

Private residence not open to the public

Historical

This small stone cottage is believed to have been built for the Nelles family seamstress by a stone mason who used the stone left over from the building of Nelles Manor (1798). A resident seamstress was a necessity since manufactured garments were not available in pioneer Upper Canada. It is believed to date from about 1812. The gingerbread trim is a late 19th century addition.

Further Information

Town of Grimsby http://westniagara.com/

Contact

Phone: (905) 309-0796

Address

Dressmaker's Cottage
99 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: 43.194305005268
Longitude: -79.564938932671
UTM easting: 616601
UTM northing: 4783392

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Administration

Grimsby Historical Society
Grimsby Archives
Carnegie Commons Building
25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1X2
Tel (905) 309-0796
Email ghsarchives@becon.org