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Saturday, October 19, 2013

CHARMING CENTRE HALL


95 Chedoke Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario
This early 20th century centre hall entices with charming curb appeal on one of southwest Hamilton's most desired streets. Surrounded by a homogeneous mix of prestige homes, 95 Chedoke boasts a fabulous south of Aberdeen location, close to trendy Locke Street shops, McMaster Innovation Park, highway access and is right across the street from the historic Chedoke Golf Club (see below history). This home is not for the hardcore character craver but will definitely appeal to the buyer who is looking for a balance between history and modern amenities. Check out the pictures below.


FRESHLY listed at $629,900
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Listed with Julie Maue, Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.



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FRESH FACT: History of Chedoke Golf Club



The present Chedoke Golf Club was once the original site of the Hamilton Golf & Country Club which was sold in 1924 to the City of Hamilton for $90,000.

The history of the original Club dates back to October 24th,1894 when the newly formed, unincorporated Hamilton Golf Club held its opening match on a twelve hole, links style course on grounds belonging to The Central Fair, Agricultural and Industrial Company at the corner of Barton and Ottawa Streets in Hamilton, adjoining the former Hamilton Jockey Club property.

In the spring of 1896, the Club moved to a new 9 hole course (later expanded to 18 holes) that was laid out on a property known as Paradise Farm located on the south side of Aberdeen Avenue in Hamilton. A clubhouse was built the following year. In October 1899, the lady members organized their own club as a section within The Hamilton Golf Club.

The Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Limited, today's Club, was incorporated in June 1906. A year later, it purchased the Paradise Farm for $12,000 and then leased the golf course to the Hamilton Golf Club until 1912, at which time the two clubs amalgamated and the original Hamilton Golf Club ceased to exist.
Increasing property taxes and member dissatisfaction with the course prompted the Directors in 1912 to begin a search for a new location and eventually in January 1914 the Club purchased the 200 acre Grange farm in Ancaster from Mrs. Margaret Bevan for $40,000. It retained H.S. (Harry) Colt of England to lay out a new course on the Ancaster property. Mr. Colt had already designed a number of courses in the United Kingdom including the new Eden course at St. Andrews, and had served as the architect for the Toronto Golf Club course in 1911-1912.

Colt visited Ancaster in May 1914 and designed the course for a fee of 300 guineas (about $1,533). The work of clearing the grounds and laying out the holes began immediately under the direction of Course Superintendent, John Sutherland, and the seeding was completed by the fall. The planting of what would become many thousands of trees and shrubs was also started. The total cost of the project over the years 1914-1917, including that of the land, was $108,000.
The course was opened for play for one month in late 1915, and the formal opening was held on June 1, 1916. The remodelled farmhouse was to serve as the clubhouse until 1929 when the present one was opened by J.J. Morrison, one of the founders and early Presidents of the original Club and an Honorary Life Member. The Aberdeen Avenue course was sold by the Club in 1924 to the City of Hamilton for $90,000 and was developed into the present municipal Chedoke Golf Club.




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