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London in Middlesex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Ridout Street Complex

 
 
The Ridout Street Complex Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
1. The Ridout Street Complex Marker
Inscription. This streetscape includes several of London's earliest buildings and provides a capsule view of the appearance of mid-19th century Ontario cities. These buildings, the earliest of which was begun in 1835, include residential, industrial and commercial premises all intermingled on one of the city's main streets. The group of structures soon became known as “Bankers' Row” because of the presence of five branch offices here. After years of neglect and deterioration, they were threatened until John Labatt Limited, in a move to preserve this rich heritage, restored three structures.

Plusieurs des plus vieux bâtiments de London s’alignaient sur cette rue, caractéristique des villes ontariennes du milieu du XIXe siècle. Ces edifice résidentielles, industriels et commerciaux, dont le plus ancient remonte à 1835, se retrouvaient dissemines sur l’une des rues principales, qu’on appelait la “rue des Banquiers” car elle abritait cinq succursales bancaires. Longtemps négligés, ils ont subi les ravages du temps, jusqu'à ce que compagnie John Labatt Limitée, soucieuse de préserver ces richesses patrimoniales, fit restaurer trois immeubles.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
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The Ridout Street Complex and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
2. The Ridout Street Complex and Marker
59.029′ N, 81° 15.287′ W. Marker is in London, Ontario, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Ridout Street North, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 Ridout Street, London, Ontario N6A 2P6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eldon House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Founding of London (about 180 meters away); The Petition of John Ewart (about 180 meters away); The Gaol and Courthouse, London, c.1843 (about 180 meters away); Middlesex Court House (about 180 meters away); Crimean War Cannons (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); London South African War Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Veterans' Memorial Carillon (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in London.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Entrance to Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
3. Entrance to Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute
 
 
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