In The Heart Of Cobourg
Gordon Insurance Brokers Ltd. is a full service property & casualty insurance brokerage located in the heritage district of downtown Cobourg.
Established in 1921 by James McCullagh the business was purchased by James W. Gordon in 1966 and continues to be owned and operated by the Gordon family. We take pride in our business and in our community.
Gordon Insurance – where insurance is professionally placed and competitively priced.
Our Historic Building
This building was built in 1837 for William Gravely, a druggist, and shared with Dr. F. G. Callender, a dentist, one of only five in Upper Canada at the time.
Graveley’s son, J. Vance Graveley, later became mayor of Cobourg from 1880 to 1885. The building was sold in 1851 to J. Vance Boswell, gentleman merchant. The Boswells were a prominent Cobourg family who owned a distillery. His son, Arthur Boswell, later moved to Toronto and became the Mayor of Toronto in 1883.
The Crowe family occupied this building from 1927 until 1970 as The Slumber Inn. It was also known as the Crowe’s Nest, a Home Away From Home.
The front exterior of the building remains unchanged from 1837; original glass, storm windows, wooden shakes, pine verandah and floor.
The Insurance Brokerage was originally begun by James F. McCullagh in 1921 and continued by his son Gordon until 1966.
James W. Gordon purchased the building in 1979 and moved his General Insurance Business to this location.
Jamie Gordon took over the brokerage in 2007 and now acts as the principal broker.