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“This was the home of John Hammond, who arrived from Fenstanton, England in 1862, at the age of 26. He acquired a mail order bride from Boston, but they had no children, and she returned to the United States shortly after his death in 1909. It is difficult to determine the date of this house from existing records, but there does not appear to have been a building on the site until about 1893. It is a simple building, designed in a modest unpretentious vernacular style. The original one-and-one-half storey structure was extended with a long addition to the rear. The horizontal wooden drop siding and tall double hung windows are original features.
The John Hammond House is an important link to the early settlement of the area, and was the winner of a 1996 District of Maple Ridge Heritage Award for Residential Heritage.”
The Kilsby family lived here for many years in the 40’s and 50’s
– from Heather Walker