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Canada's Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner, Sir Henry Pellatt

By Freeman, Bill, Photographs by Pietropaolo, Vincenzo

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Contents

Photo Credits

Acknowledgements

Floor Plans

1. Walking Tour

2. From Poverty to Prosperity

Early Toronto Days
Young Man in a Hurry
Rifleman Pellat
Pellatt the Plunger

3. Pellatt the Promoter

The Finance Capitalist
From Prosperity to Wealth
Electric Power for the People

4. The Business of Soldiering

Social Life of the Pellatts
Colonial Sir Henry Pellatt
To Aldershot for the Empire

5. The Castle on the Hill

Dreams of Grandeur
Designing the Dream
The Dream Is Built

6. The Dream Shatters

Speculating on Land
Life in the Castle
Storm Clouds Gather
Crisis, Crisis, Crisis
The Auction of the Century
The Fading Years

7. The Castle Find a New Life

The Apartment-Hotel Era
Kiwanis Saves the Day
The Funeral March

Afterword

Sources

Awards

Winner - Heritage Toronto Award of Merit - 1999

"...well-balanced and highly readable"

- Steve Pitt Canadian Book Review Annual

BILL FREEMAN is a historian, novelist, and freelance writer. He is also the author of
Hamilton: A People's History, published by Lorimer.
VINCENZO PIETROPAOLO is a well-known Toronto photographer whose work is in many collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 1st July 2016
ISBN: 9781459411838
Format: 9in x 8.25in
150+ colour and b&w photographs

BIC Code: 1KBC, AMK, HBJK
BISAC Code:  ARC003000, HIS006000
Imprint: Lorimer


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