Commercial Core Heritage Conservation District

The Commercial Core District is defined by mid-to-late 19th century commercial development. Settlement began to occur more rapidly following the war of 1812. In the 19th Century the Commercial Core was much more residential in nature, as many shop owners lived above their businesses. Please remember the homes you view are private property and should be viewed from the street. Enjoy your tour through a sampling of Cobourg’s heritage.

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East Heritage Conservation District

The East Heritage Conservation District is one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods in the Town of Cobourg. The East District is an example of incremental residential growth in Cobourg, as with the other residential districts. The construction of Cobourg’s first Anglican church (St. Peter’s) in 1818 attracted wealthy settlers who wanted to live closer to their place of worship. Please remember the homes you view are private property and should be viewed from the street. Enjoy your tour through a sampling of Cobourg’s heritage.

George Street Heritage Conservation District

The George Street Heritage Conservation District was originally settled by Nathaniel Herriman in 1799. The differing architectural styles is due to the incremental growth of the district. Some of the styles include Classical Revival, Gothic Revival and Ontario Cottage Vernacular. In the 1850s George Street was meant to be the main thoroughfare to and from the railway station, but with competing interests the location of the station changed and Division Street became the main thoroughfare. Please remember the homes you view are private property and should be viewed from the street. Enjoy your tour through a sampling of Cobourg’s heritage.

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West Heritage Conservation District

Land in the West District were subdivided by 1850s, but most construction did not take place until the 1870s with the uptick in the Town’s economic activity with new industry locating within the Town. The dominant form of the West District is vernacular design, which were constructed for workers. This tour includes stops outside of the West District. Please remember the homes you view are private property and should be viewed from the street. Enjoy your tour through a sampling of Cobourg’s heritage.

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scattered clouds
humidity: 43%
wind: 7m/s WNW
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