CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Monday, May 02, 2005

One of York's Historical Houses

Hoover House, May 1983. Built circa 1843 by Abraham Hoover (1821-1905), Hoover House is situated on the York Campus, southwest of Stong Pond. (York University photographic collection, York University Archives)

This very old house is located in the south west sector of the university [south of the Rexall Tennis Centre].

Much has been spent in this house over the years to maintain it, and much has been spent to heat it by whom ever is the occupant. Often the house has been occupied by an senior adminstrator, although at times it is used for academic purpose, but rarely. The street currently called Pond Road in the past lead straight to this building. At the western intersection of Passy Crescent the street ran straight instead of curving. The point at which the street turned 90 degrees was somewhat of a dip as the two road sections were at differing elevations.


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