Built prior to 1890 (based on the existance of newspapers of that era being used as insulation in neighbouring house)
On 1952.03.30 bought by Ms. Amalie (born near Polish/German border) &
Eduard Tripke for $8,400. She lived in the house with her husband
and then mother in later years. Her passion was flowers and she had
a beautiful garden. Declining health of her husband resulted in her
putting a bathroom in on 1st floor (unable to climb to 2nd floor)
that was unique in terms of having a large window to the outside.
This allowed her to check on the health of her husband. After her
husband died she stayed in the house finally moving to an old age
home in Ancaster at 95 years old.
When the Wentworth Street was torn up
and the lead piping removed from city property, a neighbour, Joe
(126 Wentworth St. North) helped Amalie by replacing the lead piping
to and in the house with copper piping.
2010.01.29 bought by John Kobak (Italian)for $84,000. Extensive Renovations.
2010.05.03 bought by Maria & Manual Machado for $125,000. They
purchased the property to be near their daughter on 4 Smith Avenue.
numerous renovations including a new kitchen and shining hardwood
floors on first floor and fixing bathroom on 2nd floor. Materials
purchased for further work (but not finished) including rebuilding of the garage.
Needed to sell due to declining health of Maria and her inability to
climb stairs. moved into a 1 story house at 121 Robins. (905-527-
Moving In (2011)
It had been 7 years since my family moved from
Malaysia to Taiwan under God's direction. Then
God laid on my heart that we should return to
Canada for a Sabbatical rest after 6 years. As the
time approached my heart started to become full of
fears of the unknown: How would my family adjust
to Canada? Could we find a suitable /affordable
place to live? Would my wife like it? Where should
we live? What about my work?
I came back first to look for a place for my wife and four children to live during our 6 month Sabbatical in Canada. Initial efforts to find an appartment to lease for this period of time were unsuccessful. I could not find a landlord who was willing to rent to a person with four children, for six months, having no Canadian credit rating.
Scanning the Spectator's Real Estate section, one house jumped out at me. Sunday
afternoon after visiting my Aunt Kay at Macassa Lodge (a city hospice), we drove passed it. I felt
prompted to knock on the door. The owner welcomed us in. It felt right. My mother came in. She
felt similarly: My wife Sharon would like this house. Tuesday we looked at the area. School? Cathy Wever
about 1' walk (Teachers very positive “I didn't want to come here but now I don't want to leave.”)
Church? Wentworth Baptist Church 30 seconds walk, pastor served in Pakistan for 11 years with
YWAM. Recreation? Indoor swimming pool (Family year pass $132) 2 minutes walk.
Transportation? 30 seconds walk to Cannon Street Bus. Transport one way to downtown and the other
to my mothers house (only 90 minutes and $2 via free transfer to Burlington Transit).
Thus on 2011.02.25 the house was purchased by Jonathon David White for $149,000 (Asking
was $159,997) with the financial help of his mother,
Furnishing the House
The house was furnished by the donations of friends and brothers and sisters in Christ. Others helped us to move the donations in and prepare the house for the arrival of my family. In particular I am thankful to
Andrea & Jon Miller[boys clothing + baby play saucer (lent)];
Andrea & Paul Chuang[dresser, coffee maker];
Angela Kelly (Greer Hutchinson neighbour)[bed + mattresses for Aien ];
Brenda (Sally Yhap' friend)[Beautiful Single Bed/mattress];
Chantel & David Morin[table 4 chairs];
Church of Nazarene (via Sally Yhap)[Cutlery ];
Edna Fords (Marge White's Friend)[coffee machine-->Vacuum Cleaner];
Fred & Sally Yhap[Beds, fix door];
Fred & Sarah Paatz[table for 4, chairs, microwave];
Irene & Collin Spithoff[playpen,crib w/mattress, baby girl clothes];
John & Mandy Joseph[knives,pots,wok,crib mattress/sheets,twin mattress (many lent)];
Laura Colwell[coordinated donations from Ladies study + donations];
Manuel and Maria Machado[House left nicely];
Mark & Laurie Lepp[dishes, kitchen + bath towels, pots + pans];
Rochelle Morris[sofa, loveseat, microwave & lamps];
Rochelle Morris's Neighbour[double bed];
Sandy Miller[couch offered, grocery voucher given];
Scott Hutchinson[VAN usage];
Results of analysis of house by Property Inspector prior to purchase and one by Ralph Tulloch (Electrician) Analysis on April 2, 2011
- Do not touch/replace Knob & Tube Wiring on 2nd floor
- If need new outlets put them on inner walls coming from attic.
To do this run circuit 3 from bathroom into attic in the short wall
and then externally above short wall into attic to 4" junction box
and then distribute to required rooms using the internal walls.
Make totally new outlets.
- Marret loose wires in junction box (DONE)
- Replace light switch in Master Bedroom (DONE)
- Do not finish basement but leave all wiring exposed.
- Outside line is not standard 120V and is dead (maybe before for
Paint Cans in Basement left by earlier people:
- Behr Premium Plus Ultra-Pure White Interior/Exterior Hi-Gloss
- Behr Premium Plus Ultra-Pure White Interior 100% Acrylic Latex
Can Top: Can. Tire Jan 2010
Base: 76308 Med Quart,
BLK Shots 15 Half Shots 1 OXR Shots: 9 Half Shots 1 WHT 1 ounces, 4 shots