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The Ridout Street Complex

Ridout Street Complex

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Ridout Street Complex

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
On the west side of Ridout Street North
at Queens Avenue

Coordinates: N 42 59.035 W 81 15.284


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Plaque Text

This streetscape includes several of London's earliest buildings and provides a capsule view of the appearance of mid-19th century Ontario cities. These buildings, the earliest of which was begun in 1835, include residential, industrial and commercial premises all intermingled on one of the city's main streets. The group of structures soon became known as "Bankers' Row" because of the presence of five branch offices here. After years of neglect and deterioration, they were threatened until John Labatt Limited, in a move to preserve this rich heritage, restored three structures.

Related Ontario plaque
John Kinder Labatt 1803-1866

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London Plaques

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