George Street, Toronto, Ontario

Jennie Butchart’s childhood home was on George Street, between King Street East and Adelaide Street East, in downtown Toronto. She lived there until the death of her mother, Martha Kennedy, in August 1880.

The house Jennie Butchart lived in with her mother, Martha Kennedy, and her two sisters, has since been demolished. But it stood on the east side of George Street on the present day King George Square Parking.

Here is a map showing the location of King George Square Parking, on George Street between King Street East and Adelaide Street East, where Jennie Butchart’s childhood home once stood:

This 1885 photo of Nipissing House, on the north west corner of George Street and King Street East, may show Martha Kennedy’s house at 56 George Street.

Nipissing House in 1885. It stood on the north west corner of George Street and King Street East in downtown Toronto and was owned by Jennie Butchart's mother, Martha Kennedy. The building partially visible at the right of the photograph might be Martha Kennedy's home at 56 George Street. (Toronto Public Library photo B 11-31a)
Nipissing House in 1885. It stood on the north west corner of George Street and King Street East in downtown Toronto and was owned by Jennie Butchart’s mother, Martha Kennedy. The building partially visible at the right of the photograph might be Martha Kennedy’s home at 56 George Street. (Toronto Public Library photo B 11-31a)

 

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