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Richard MacLeod

Newmarket resident Richard MacLeod — the History Hound — has been a local historian for more than 40 years. He writes a weekly feature about our town's history in partnership with NewmarketToday, conducts heritage lectures and walking tours of local interest, and leads local oral history interviews

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thehistoryhound@rogers.com

Recent Work by Richard

<b>REMEMBER THIS</b>: Which Newmarket heritage projects get a thumbs up?

REMEMBER THIS: Which Newmarket heritage projects get a thumbs up?

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod examines wins, losses when it comes to local heritage preservation over the years
REMEMBER THIS: Re-purposing heritage buildings builds bridge between old and new

REMEMBER THIS: Re-purposing heritage buildings builds bridge between old and new

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the many values of bringing new life to older buildings, like Newmarket's former post office
REMEMBER THIS: Hamlet of Ansnorveldt known today as Holland Marsh

REMEMBER THIS: Hamlet of Ansnorveldt known today as Holland Marsh

History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his series on the hamlets of Newmarket and area
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Seldom Seen among area's disappeared hamlets

REMEMBER THIS: Seldom Seen among area's disappeared hamlets

History Hound Richard MacLeod continues his exploration of historic hamlets — some of which still exist, while others have left little behind — in and around Newmarket
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> 'Old Reliable' keeps on ticking in Main Street tower

REMEMBER THIS: 'Old Reliable' keeps on ticking in Main Street tower

(9 photos) History Hound Richard MacLeod reviews the history of the Clock Tower building, Newmarket's longtime post office since 1915, as it undergoes its current transformation to boutique hotel
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Many area hamlets remain as tight-knit communities

REMEMBER THIS: Many area hamlets remain as tight-knit communities

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod explores the origins of the multitude of once-thriving hamlets — you'll recognize some names, while others have virtually disappeared
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Family Compact founder had many ties to Newmarket

REMEMBER THIS: Family Compact founder had many ties to Newmarket

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the links between Bishop John Strachan, founder of the powerful elite ruling institution in Upper Canada, and Newmarket
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Indigenous shared secrets of sugar bush with settlers

REMEMBER THIS: Indigenous shared secrets of sugar bush with settlers

In this week's Remember This, History Hound Richard MacLeod explores the importance of maple sugar production to our ancestors
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Newmarket's Quaker heritage preserved in Doane House

REMEMBER THIS: Newmarket's Quaker heritage preserved in Doane House

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod tells the story of the Ebenezer Doane House, which was relocated, restored and remains a well-loved abode as the Doane House Hospice
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Newmarket celebrates 1980 anniversary for 17 days

REMEMBER THIS: Newmarket celebrates 1980 anniversary for 17 days

In this week's column, History Hound Richard MacLeod highlights the year 1980, when Newmarket marked its centennial as a town