South Yarmouth Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
1 photograph : b&w
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Black and white photograph of an aerial view of a traction car travelling on Union Hill, ca. 1910, included in the South Yarmouth Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Two, page 6. The picture was taken by Mr. John Ellman from the roof of his home. Seen to the left is the home of Dr. George H. Jackson; to the north of the lane is the home of Mrs. B. McIntyre and Dr. F. E. and Mrs. Lumley; and across the street is the home of Miss L. Montgomery.
Shows the arrival at Port Stanley of the first South-Western Traction Company passenger train, October 31, 1907 (car number 52). The South Western Traction Company was formed in 1902; sold in receivership and renamed the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company in 1908; ceased operations and disbanded in 1918. The train is parked on what is now the northwest corner of Colborne and Bridge Streets. The building visible behind the rail car is the Judd & Fraser Drug Store and was likely constructed in the 1850s (note the 20 over 20 windows typical of 1850s buildings). The building partially visible to the north (right) of the rail car is the Ellison Hardware store. Note that several men shown in the photograph are holding lines of fish, including (front, centre), the train motorman. The man shown standing three persons to the right of the motorman and wearing a bowler hat may possibly be Elgin County Registrar Dr. James H. Coyne. A few unidentified businesses on the south side of Bridge Street are visible. File includes:
Black and white photograph showing the entrance to the harbour at Port Stanley, looking southwest from Hillcrest, ca. 1915. View includes the route of modern day Willow and Edward Streets, with railway tracks visible, probably those of the South-Western Traction Company/London and Lake Erie Railway; London and Port Stanley Railway yards and freight slip dock on the west side of the harbour entrance; a large steamship entering the harbour; and piles of coal awaiting shipment. The Stanley Beach Casino and ferris wheel are visible in the background: the Casino was opened on July 1, 1909, later purchased by St. Thomas photographer James H. Hopkins and operated as Hopkins Casino, and destroyed by fire in April, 1932. The west breakwater (pier) is partially visible at upper left. File includes:
Black and white photograph, ca. 1912, showing the inner harbour at Port Stanley, looking east. View includes warehouses and several fishing boats in dry dock for repair or construction on the east bank of the harbour. The wooden uprights visible at right in the photograph may be stanchions for electric wires used by the South-Western Traction Company/London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company. File includes:
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Historical Photographs of St. Thomas file
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 18.5 cm
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Black and white photograph published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal May 28, 1980 with caption: "This large old house at the corner of Hiawatha and Scott streets is coming down by order of the City of St. Thomas. The vacated house was ordered demolished after many complaints of the building being an eye sore in the neighbourhood, but some local historians say the building is a historic landmark. Don Cosens, one of the historians, said the dwelling had as much historical value as the old Grand Central Hotel, which was destroyed by fire a year ago. The house had been declared a health hazard and was hit by fire several times." Don Cosens now admits that he made this statement in jest and that the building had no particular historical significance.
Located on the southwest corner of Hiawatha and Scott Streets.
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Exterior view of the Hotel Loney (later known as the Clifton Hotel), Port Stanley, ca. 1908, looking northwest from just south of the intersection of Main and Bridge Streets. The hotel was constructed in 1896 on the site of the Port Stanley Bath House, which was destroyed by fire in 1894. Note the railway car parked in front of the hotel: likely a car operated by the South Western Traction Company, or its successor, the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company. The Port Stanley station for the Traction Line was located just south on Main Street from the hotel (just out of view in this photograph). The South Western Traction Company was formed in 1902; began operating passenger service to Port Stanley in 1907; sold in receivership and renamed the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company in 1908; ceased operations and disbanded in 1918. This image has been copied from an unidentified publication. File includes:
Published in "The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin's History Through A Photographer's Lens, Volume 1", pg. 100.
Posted on Facebook: January 24, 2019.
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Exterior view of the Hotel Loney in Port Stanley, ca. 1907, looking southwest from the intersection of Main and James Streets. The hotel was constructed in 1896, and was later known as the Clifton Hotel. The Port Stanley station for the South Western Traction Company railway is under construction at left and the Traction Line tracks are visible in the foreground. The Traction Line reached Port Stanley on October 31, 1907. The South Western Traction Company was formed in 1902; began operating passenger service to Port Stanley in 1907; sold in receivership and renamed the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company in 1908; ceased operations and disbanded in 1918. "A. Sadlier Prop." inscribed above the front doorway. "Sitting Room" inscribed on the ground floor windows.The grain elevator on the west side of the inner harbour is partially visible in the background.
Fonds consists of approximately 200 file cards with typescript summaries of notices originally published 1902-1918 in the St. Thomas Daily Times, the St. Thomas Evening Journal, London Free Press and other newspapers relating to the Southwestern Traction Company, the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company, and the London & Port Stanley Railway.
Postcard image showing workmen loading fish on a transport train in front of the Old Town Hall on the east side of Main Street, Port Stanley, ca. 1908. View is looking north along Main Street. An electrified train car and electric stanchions can be seen in the background, indicating that the train was likely operated by the South-Western Traction Company Limited (later operated, 1908-1918, as the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company). The date stone on Old Town Hall is clearly visible and reads "Town Hall 1877". File includes:
Series of four photographs showing the Payne House, the Old Customs House, the Clifton Hotel, and a commercial bakery, Port Stanley, ca. 1929. The photos were probably commissioned by St. Thomas lawyer Edgar C. Sanders, Sanders & Ingram, barristers and solicitors, who was likely managing the estate of Manuel Payne, (d. 1927). The Payne House and Customs House are shown as for sale.
Image 44_18766a shows the rear of the Clifton Hotel (formerly the Loney House hotel) and an unidentified commercial bakery conducting business in the former South-Western Traction Company (later London and Lake Railway and Transportation Company) railway station building on the west side of Main Street, just south of Bridge Street. The grain elevator on the west side of the inner harbour and the bridge across the inner harbour are partially visible in the background. Image must pre-date 1937 because the bridge shown was demolished in that year to make way for the King George VI Lift Bridge (opened May, 1939).
Image 44_18766b shows the "Payne House" (built in 1873 by Port Stanley postmaster and customs officer Manuel Payne) and Customs House on the east side of Main Street.
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, September 3, 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/28900387844/in/dateposted-public/.
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, January 4, 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/32210834055/in/dateposted-public/.
Posted on Facebook: August 22, 2019.
Published by the Elgin County Engineering Department for their "Bridging for the Future" project: February 2021: Image #2.
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
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View of Port Stanley, ca. 1910, looking north from Hillcrest. View includes the original Port Stanley Town Hall (built 1877) on the east side of Main Street, with its distinctive front dometed turret; the Hotel Loney (later the Clifton Hotel); the London and Port Stanley Railway station at the intersection of Bridge and Carlow Streets, and a rail car on the tracks just north of the station; a building opposite the train station marked "Lakeside Pleasure Company Ltd" (later the Lakeside Fish Company); the bridge across the inner harbour (removed to make way for the King George VI Lift Bridge, which opened in May, 1939); Main Street, with tracks for the South-Western Traction Company (or its successor, the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company) visible; and numerous pleasure boats and fishing tugs. File includes: