TBT: It all started with Hooker brick

33 Maple St (Hooker House)

33 Maple St (Hooker House)

Ever wondered why we have a Hooker Street in Welland…? Sorry! No historic red light district here. Many of Welland’s older houses were made of brick from Thaddeus Hooker’s brick works just south of Hooker Street in Welland. Thaddeus’ classic “Ontario” house circa 1856/7 was probably the first brick house in all of Welland. Read more about the history of 33 Maple St.

To find your way here: Welland Historical Sites Walking Tour

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