from May 2001, Issue #15
C.H. Ramin lived at 1136 Devonshire for 38 years. The Ramins purchased
the home in 1939. While re-decorating, they discovered the date
1929 written on a wall and assumed this was when the house was built.
[Based on deed information for 1129 Devonshire, 1136 was likely
built before 1920.]
last issue of The Walkerville Times, a reader wrote that Harry Lowe,
the famous local rumrunner, lived in her house at 1144 Devonshire,
which is next door to 1136.
to Mrs. Ramin, Harry Lowe lived at her house not at 1144. (Lowe
later built one of Walkervilles most elegant mansions at the
corner of Ontario and Devonshire, subsequently owned by Senator
former occupant of 1136 Devonshire was Judge John Ayldsworth.
surprised to get a call from the people who had purchased our house
to tell me that they had found about $90 in the staircase. I had
forgotten all about it! I used to keep mad money in
the secret hideaway in the third step of the inside staircase.
I came by to claim it, the owners gave me a tour. I was happy to
see that they had restored the stove in the kitchen with its big
warming oven. They had also painted and redecorated so that I hardly
recognized my house.
go upstairs as there were too many memories
C. H. Ramin
to More Places...click here