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FOCUS - JULY 2015 11 Bev who is the great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Bigelow. Her maiden name was Carnegie and shes a lifelong local resident. Her family owned Crest Hardware. Her paternal grandfather was raised in the brick Bigelow House on Cochrane St. In 1855 the house now situated at 100 Perry St. was constructed by Joseph Bigelow and family. As described in a letter from Dan Stone Chair of the Scugog Heritage Museum Advisory Committee Joseph Bigelow is arguably one of Port Perrys most influential citizens and businessmen holding the positions of manager of the Royal Canadian Bank and serving as the towns first Postmaster and Mayor. He was also instrumental in bringing the first railway to Port Perry in 1872 and responsible for the construction of some of Port Perrys most impressive 19th century buildings. In the winter of 1875-76 Joseph Bigelow had the white house moved by a team of horses on log rollers from Queen St. to its current Perry St. location. This spared it from the devastating fires that destroyed the downtown core in 1883 and 1884. The next chapter in the rich history of this landmark local house will be its metamorphosis into the unique and appealing shared home ownership plan. Traditionally relatives often buy and share homes together but the Ontario Human Rights Commission states that anyone can purchase a house together noted Louise. You dont have to be related by blood. Everything will be official with legal agreements and the house will be democratically self-governed. Some of you may recall the presentation on this shared living idea which was put on by Louise and Martha Casson at the local library. Louise welcomes enquiries from people who think that being a Golden Girl or Guy may be right for them. You can contact her at By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog For more information on this fantastic new concept check out the website Thoughts on One Housing Alternative for Seniors. Check out the article on the shared home ownership concept in Zoomer magazine or the Solterra Co-Housing Ltd. website. Louise Bardswich and Beverly Brown opening the door of 100 Perry St. which will be transformed into a brand new concept of shared living as shown in the drawing on page 9. 1918 Scugog Street Port Perry across from Vos 905-985-2451 Furniture Appliances Flooring Mattresses Window Coverings Accessories OMESTEADHFURNITURE APPLIANCES HARDWOOD LAMINATE FLOORING WINDOW COVERINGS NEED NEW FURNITURE We carry ....and more Co-housing continued from page 9