Richmond Hill Heritage Centre
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|Location||19 Church St. North,|
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
|Type||Municipal Heritage Centre|
Location and former ownership
Built circa 1840, well prior to Richmond Hill's incorporation in 1873, this Regency-style dwelling at 19 Church Street North was designated in recent years as a Heritage Centre by the Town of Richmond Hill.
The facility opened in 1997. Formerly the house of prominent local leader and Parliamentarian Amos Wright, 1809-1886, it adjoins a park also named for Wright. One of the signature flowers in this garden is the rose, especially since roses form part of the town emblem and since rose growing was a once-important industry in Richmond Hill.
Aims included in the Heritage Centre's Mission Statement are to "contribute to the understanding of the cultural heritage of Richmond Hill by collecting, documenting and preserving resources as represented by the past, present and future". The Centre is regularly used for a wide variety of local activities.