Thomas Chew Home

This is the former home of Thomas Chew, local grist and saw mill owner. Chew was a member of a prominent family of area businessmen who played crucial roles in the development of Midland; even going so far as to stay fully operational and pay workers a good wage, at a great financial loss to themselves, during a downturn in the lumber market in order to help sustain the town. The Chew House was originally built in 1875. It was purchased in 1891 by Ella Chew, wife of Thomas, and remained in the Chew family until 1937, when it was subdivided into apartments and its interior considerably altered. It has been lovingly restored and stands today as a memorial to one of Midland’s pioneering families.

Inside 281 Queen

Staircase and foyer of the Thomas Chew home at 251 Queen Street, Midland.

Inside 281 Queen #2

The family room of the Thomas Chew home.

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A front view of 251 Queen street, former home of the Thomas Chew family.

251 Queen st #2

251 Queen street, former home of the Thomas Chew family.

Inside 281 Queen #3

Inside the Chew home.

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Mr. And Mrs. Chew invite you to a Dance! c.1927

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