Spadina House (Now Spadina Museum)

Three houses have been built on the site - the first house was built and designed in 1818 by Dr. William Baldwin which burned down in 1835. He built a second, smaller house in 1836 on the same foundation, which was torn down in 1866 by the new owner, James Austin when he had the current Spadina House built, which stands to this day.

The original 80 acres of land were used for farming, but was gradually sold off - the estate now sits on 5.7 acres with "an orchard, a grape arbour and a kitchen garden, along with the more formal areas of lawn and display beds." The buildings and grounds are now the Spadina Museum run by the City of Toronto

Spadina House is just one of the many estates that have stood along "The Davenport Hill" in Toronto the most famous of which is Casa Loma right next door.

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1830 Historic photo from 1830 - First Spadina house (1818-1835) W Baldwin estate in Casa LomaFirst Spadina house (1818-1835) W Baldwin estate
194 years ago - Casa Loma - 1830
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1850 Historic photo from 1850 - Second Spadina House  (1836-1866) built by William Warren Baldwin - 1.5 stories at the time in Casa LomaSecond Spadina House (1836-1866) built by William Warren Baldwin - 1.5 stories at the time
174 years ago - Casa Loma - 1850
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1880 Historic photo from 1880 - Colourized view of James Austin's Spadina House (1866), Spadina Rd., opp. Austin Terrace. in Casa LomaColourized view of James Austin's Spadina House (1866), Spadina Rd., opp. Austin Terrace.
144 years ago - Casa Loma - 1880
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Log Cabin on the grounds of the Austin estate - Spadina in Casa LomaLog Cabin on the grounds of the Austin estate - Spadina
134 years ago - Casa Loma - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1909 Historic photo from Saturday, June 26, 1909 - Cottage by Spadina House - Spadina Road, near Ardwold Gate in Casa LomaCottage by Spadina House - Spadina Road, near Ardwold Gate
115 years ago - Casa Loma - Saturday, June 26, 1909
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Looking northwest from Casa Loma tower across Spadina House and Ardwold in Casa LomaLooking northwest from Casa Loma tower across Spadina House and Ardwold
109 years ago - Casa Loma - 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spadina House tree in Casa LomaSpadina House tree
10 years ago - Casa Loma - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spadina House Dormers in Casa LomaSpadina House Dormers
10 years ago - Casa Loma - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Art Nouveau frieze by Gustav Hahn - Spadina House Billiards room in Casa LomaArt Nouveau frieze by Gustav Hahn - Spadina House Billiards room
10 years ago - Casa Loma - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - South side of Spadina House looking over Toronto in Casa LomaSouth side of Spadina House looking over Toronto
10 years ago - Casa Loma - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Shower in Green - Spadina House in Casa LomaShower in Green - Spadina House
10 years ago - Casa Loma - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location