Building in Oshawa designated as heritage property

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The Oshawa building where the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority has set up their headquarters has been designated as a heritage property.

100 Whiting Avenue, near Wentworth Street and Simcoe Street, is the site of the former Robson Tannery office building.

The City of Oshawa says the building is in near original condition and the property has many historical connections to the industrial and economic development of the city.

It started off as the site of farm equipment manufacturing in the early 1800s and then it turned into the Robson Tannery, which supplied leather goods from the mid-1920s until 1977.

A plaque will be unveiled at the building Tuesday, September 17.

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