Plaqued Houses and Buildings
327 Maple Avenue - Robert Adam Beattie Hall and Helen Calder Hall
Robert Hall was a dairyman and a long-time volunteer in the Town.
Property Details:
Robert Adam Beattie Hall was born in 1893 in Scotland. He emigrated to Canada in 1913 and settled in Oakville. On 27 December 1919 he married Helen Calder, also originally from Scotland. Robert was a dairyman and likely worked at the Powley Dairy at the corner of Sumner Ave. and Allan St. The dairy was acquired by Thomas Calder, a possible relative of Helen, in the 1920s. At the time of their marriage Helen was a Dairy Maid and this is likely how they met. After marrying, Robert and Helen rented a place on Colborne St. (now Lakeshore Road) and purchased the lot at 327 Maple Avenue in 1920 with plans to build their house which was constructed in 1923. They were members of Knox Presbyterian Church.

Robert worked as a dairyman until at least 1935 but also held other positions in town over the years such as gardener, mechanic and gas station attendant. He also volunteered with the Oakville Fire Department in the 1940s and 1950s, alongside the three Shaw brothers with whom he also worked at one point. In 1972, Robert received an award from the Town of Oakville for 25 years of service to the community. That same year, he passed away and his wife Helen sold the property to the present owner. This house has only had two owners in its almost 100 year history.
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327 Maple Avenue327 Maple Avenue
327 Maple Avenue Plaque327 Maple Avenue Plaque
327 Maple Street circa 1989, taken by the Town of Oakville327 Maple Street circa 1989, taken by the Town of Oakville
Oakville Volunteer Fire Department, 1947Oakville Volunteer Fire Department, 1947
The Oakville Beaver, Dec 2 1972The Oakville Beaver, Dec 2 1972
Pawley Dairy, Sumner Avenue near Allan StreetPawley Dairy, Sumner Avenue near Allan Street