Originally part of the same lot on which stands the house at #238, this piece of land long since featured a garage on a concrete floor before the machines broke that up and took it away in preparation for excavation. But the machine operator had a sharp eye and when working the digger a few steps north of the house at #238, pushed aside a concrete slab and uncovered an old water well.
This was the well originally used with the farmhouse on one of the many market gardens located in the area more than a century in the past. Capped probably when the town water supply connecting to new houses in the area was extended to the old house at #242 Park Lawn, the well had been effectively preserved. A former resident of #242 in the 1930s, whose family used the well, recalls her brother against the admonishment of his father racing across the yard with a plank on his shoulder. Inevitably he tumbled into the well, but was saved from a deep fall and serious injury by the plank!
– Murray Johnston