ABOUT REID HOUSE
Reid House was located • to the immediate south of Highway 101 in Avonport and was visible from the highway. It was granted provincial • heritage property status in 1993 and a national heritage designation in 2007. According to Gordon Haliburton’s • book, Horton Point: A History of Avonport, the Reid House served many purposes over the years, including as a court, tavern, stagecoach stop and hotel. A 2015 article by Wendy • Elliott titled “Kings County heritage houses at risk” features information from Janice Hattie’s history. The article points out that the house was later used as a post office and election polling station. For more than a year • before the demolition, advocates for the heritage property had been engaging with Nanco Developments and various agencies in an attempt to save and revitalize Reid House. It’s believed that the • house was built in or around 1760.