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United Church Manse

This house was built in 1892 for the Rev. Mr. John Muir, who ministered to the first St. John's Presbyterian Church from which the manse was separated by the Gurney house where the Rev. J.G. Murray had lived. At Church Union in 1925, the manse became the property of the United Church. Originally on this site had been an earlier house, John Green's "three-door frame" (1790). Here the first municipal meeting in the province of Upper Canada was held to organize the civic affairs of the settlement of The Forty. Governor and Mrs. John Graves Simcoe were often guests here. Imagine as over 200 years ago officials met on this very spot to decide the fate of Upper Canada which later became a part of the Province of Ontario.

Further Information

Town of Grimsby: http://westniagara.com/ghs/map.html

Ownership & Management



United Church Manse
92 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario


(905) 309 0796

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.19498092280
Longitude -79.56498462830
UTM easting 616596.00
UTM northing 4783467.00


Grimsby Historical Society
Grimsby Archives
Carnegie Building, 25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1X2
Tel (905) 309 0796
Email ghsarchives@beacon.org

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