Dates From: 1858
Original Location: Newtonbrook, Ontario (Yonge Street, now north Toronto)
This home tells the story of a successful tradesman — a shoemaker. Initially an itinerant craftsman, as his business grew he built a home with an attached shop.
The architecture shows the pleasing proportions of the Ontario classic style. The “boom town” front may have been added to give the building a more imposing look, or the house may have been built in two parts with the front used to connect them.
The home was built at about the same time as the Boot & Shoe Shop, after Daniel Flynn purchased the lot from Joseph Beckett. The home was moved to the Village in 1959, restored and opened the following year.