~ St. Catharines' Wartime Neighbourhoods

The McPhersons – Sandown St.

In 1947 my Nana and Papa (Mary and Bill McPherson) moved into their new house on Sandown St.  Mary and Bill raised their 3 children in the 1 1/2 story, 3 bedroom house and this past December my Nana turned 95 and still lives in that house.    The family has grown to include grandchildren and several great grandchildren and this is still the place where we gather as a family.

The house has had some changes: the basement was added in the 50’s along with a new front entrance way, a larger back porch and the slate shingles were covered with pebble dash and now stucco, but the original wartime house can be seen and the interior has remained the same.