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The Friends of Devereaux

Contact:   Ann LawlorDevereaux House
Location: 11494 Trafalgar Road, Halton Hills (Georgetown) Website:


The Town of Halton Hills has owned the Devereaux property since 1999. It sits on a corner of land designated for a future community cemetery and a large sport complex of playing fields. In December 2004, at the request of Heritage Halton Hills and the Esquesing Historical Society, the Town of Halton Hills Council supported the tendering of a proposal "to secure and maintain the site to prevent further deterioration of the house/site with the understanding that the funding of the works would be explored at a future date." A citizens' committee, "The Friends of Devereaux House," operating initially under the umbrella of the Esquesing Historical Society, formed in January 2005 to develop a strategy to secure, preserve and maintain the Devereaux farmhouse as a public rural heritage property for the use, education and enjoyment of Halton Hills residents. To that end, the Committee sought, and continues to seek, community partnerships, grant monies and individual contributions.