Abbotsford House is in the Glebe. It first sprang to life as a farmhouse in 1872, serving later in the century as a home for the aged. Named after the home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford today is a senior citizen's community centre, flanked by a retirement home and a nursing home. Abbotsford is quite active in the community, and a regular feature at Doors Open. Inside there were displays of the history of the place, complete with period communion glasses and spittoons (how often does one see those anymore?). There were also ladies working on teddy bears, which are sold later in the year during a Christmas sale weekend.
I will be stepping away from the Doors Open series for a few days to cover some other things, but we will return to it.