I am very lucky to live close to 'Fanshawe Pioneer Village' and frequently visit to paint plein air and take my dog Wylan for walks.
"Fanshawe Pioneer Village tells the story of rural communities in the former townships of Westminster, London, North Dorchester, Delaware, West Nissouri and Lobo in Middlesex County from 1820 to 1920 and the founding and development of the City of London up to 1840." (from the Fanshawe Pioneer Village website)
This painting depicts the old Pond Mills School, which back in the day was known as School Section #7. According to Pioneer Village's website, "The school was originally located in the village of Pond Mills, Westminster Township, which is now a subdivision in south east London. S.S. #7 was in existence from 1825 -1966 and began as a one-room schoolhouse on land which is now part of Pond Mills Cemetery." Today, the inside of the school depicts a Masonic Lodge.
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