From the Border Cities Star – November 10, 1927
The new residence of Harry Low, at the corner of Devonshire Road and Ontario Street, which will be one of the finest in the Border Cities when completed. The building will be finished entirely in stone, with a full thatched roof, the latter believed to be the only roof finish of its kind, on a private home, in Western Ontario. It is arranged with special shingles manufactured in British Columbia.
Accompanying the house is a detached garage, with multiple car capacity, and containing also a private gymnasium. The residence is one of several “Lawton-Bilt” homes, designed and constructed under the direction of George Lawton, 7 Chatham St. W., during this summer.
Mr. Lawton specializes in residences of the better class, and this house is cited as outstanding example of his work. It is anticipated that Mr. Low’s will be ready for occupancy in the late spring of next year.
I stumbled across this article in the archives while looking for something totally unrelated. It was a nice surprise. The architect of the building had always been unknown in the files of the building, although it was long suspected it may have been the work of local builder George Lawton. This article confirms that it was indeed Lawton’s design.
Have a great weekend. See you back here on Monday.