Photographer's Note

Markham Museum is a 25-acre (10 ha) open-air museum. It is dedicated to the preservation of old buildings and artifacts from Markham's past, especially as a rural village has become an urban centre. The site features nearly 30 buildings: houses, barns, sheds, a train station, a school, a general store, a church, a blacksmith, a harness shop, a saw mill, a cider mill, and many more. One of the oldest buildings is the Hoover House, built in 1824 by a Mennonite family who were originally from Pennsylvania.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

This picture shows this old building. Its architecture is described at the entrance as follows:
"The Hoover House is an excellent example of a frame dwelling built c. 1824 influenced by Pennsylvania German architecture. The use of plane square wood posts supporting a steeply pitched front roof and unpainted exterior wooden walls are just examples of the simple approach of the Mennonites displayed throughout the building. the 1.5 story home is 4 bays wide and 2 bays deep with simple wood windows."

The pictures in the Workshop show a close-up of the Hoover House and another view of its surrounding.

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