Skip to content

REMEMBER THIS? Walker home now protected by Heritage designation

The Walker family were early settlers who began farming in Nelson Township in 1816
The John Henry Walker home, built circa 1913, has received Heritage designation.

Last month, Burlington's city council and the Heritage Committee approved a heritage designation for the historic home at 496 Walker's Line, known as The John Henry Walker House.

The house was built ca. 1913 by John Henry Walker Jr. and his wife Beatrice on a 20-acre parcel of land that had remained in the Walker family since 1816. They were the fourth generation to inherit a portion of the original family farm. Walker's Line bears this family’s name. Philip Walker and his wife Susannah Cline settled on the west side of what became Walkers Line in 1816.

The house is located on the west side of Walker’s Line north of New Street. The property consists of a two-and-a-half storey red brick house with Queen Anne style architecture representative of Edwardian times. Features include a varied hip roof, gables on facade, wood shingle decoration and Palladian windows which display a high degree of craftsmanship.

This property has historical value for its connection to the Walker family, early settlers who began farming in Nelson Township in 1816, 57 years before the Village of Burlington was formed.

This house is now protected by the Ontario Heritage Act. Which means, development can occur, but the house cannot be demolished.

Great news! Another historic home saved.

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks