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Image of 2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

Very poor condition and should only be handled when absolutely necessary City of Guelph fire insurance plan February 1897 revised to 1907 and then revised again in September 1916. The plan has a black hard cloth cover. The first page has a street index. In the upper right corner there is a blue label that describes the revisions "Surveyed Feb'y 1897 revised to Sept. 1916 new sheets 35 to 38 are added population 16,738 ..." Page 2 is the map of the city with colour coding showing which page each area is shown. There is also a legend showing what each abbreviation or symbol means. There are 38 pages and each page shows a particular area. Each page shows the buildings in that area and t

Image of 1980.114.81 - Booklet

1980.114.81 - Booklet

"Guelph Ontario - The Royal City 1907" "A City of Great Enterprises - Wholesale and Manufacturing Agricultural Resources Unsurpassed" Booklet of trade information on the City of Guelph from 1907 Covers missing 31-0 cm W X 23-0 cm H pages missing 16 pages total left

Image of 2007.4.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

2007.4.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

A large brown book with maroon spine and tips with a blue label in the centre with black printing. Title reads; "Insurance Plan/of/ Guelph./Ontario./Published by/Chas. E. Goad. Civil Engineer,/Montreal" Stamped at the top and bottom of the label is "F. Grundy". It is also stamped 3 times on the inside cover. There are three pieces of paper here: the first is part of the book, "This plan has been revised to" written in pencil "June 1888 & Nov 1892". "Free of expense to the Company owning it, and is returned to the local agent," the name has been erased and a dark smudge left so the name cannot be made out....The next piece of paper is white and has been taped inside just below. It is hard to m

Image of 2009.26.1 - Map

2009.26.1 - Map

A reproduction of a Fire Insurance Map from 1892. There are land use designation, and a key identifying various elements. On the right side is a message on how the map was made, and what it took, by Phil Keddie. Department of Geography, University of Guelph. February 2009. On the bottom are acknowledgements to: "Dr. Gil Stelter; Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Guelph, for his interest and encouragement; and Kathleen Wall, Guelph Civic Museum, for providing me with access to the Insurance Plan and a place to do proof reading. My greatest thanks to Robert Miller and Adam Bonnycastle. This map was printed by Marie Puddister, Cartographer, Department of Geography, Univers

1979.61.1 - Book

Red hard cover book "A Picture History of Guelph 1827-1978 Volume Two" by Robert Stewart. The book contains a series of clippings an historic photos telling the history of Guelph. On the inside front cover the book has been autographed by the author with the note "February 21st 1979 To the Guelph Civic Museum with my compliments Robert A M Stewart". Pages 2-18 Stewart Family history Pages 19-27 Stewart Lumber history Page 28 Robert Stewart history Pages 29-38 Guelph's 150th birthday Pages 39-44 Guelph Hotels Pages 45-56 Guelph Churches Pages 57-66 Guelph Industries Pages 67-71 Guelph Mayors Pages 72-99 Education Page 100 Library Page 100-107 Hospitals Page 108-122 Sports Page 1

1980.114.79 - Book

The Annals of the Town of Guelph book by C. Acton Burrows, printed in 1877. The book has a beige cover with black print. At the top is a purple stamp "Guelph Chamber of Commerce Trafalgar Sq. at Eramosa Rd. Guelph, Ontario" The book is 170 pages in length and contains a history about the founding of Guelph up to 1877. The book also contains ads from local businesses.

Image of 1993.28.1.4 - Plan, Fire Insurance

1993.28.1.4 - Plan, Fire Insurance

Laminated coloured reproduction fire insurance plans of Guelph. Map of Guelph in 1875 but revised in 1878. .1 Blue, yellow, black and pink colour code. Blue for water and stores. Some stores are yellow also. Pink for building. There is a key for symbols. .2 Map of Guelph. Pink, green and blue buildings. Some pencil markings on the face of the map. .3 Map. Includes index. Colours blue, pink, green and blue denote the structure of building. .4 Index

Image of 1992.69.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

1992.69.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

London Assurance Company Fire Insurance Plan for 1881 revised to 1892. The plan is a hard cover book with a brown cloth cover with leather spine and corners. The book has a paper label on the front cover. On the inside front cover there is another paper label from the insurance company. The book contains twelve pages of maps that cover the downtown area of Guelph. On each page the different colour buildings represent the different building materials used. There are sections of the maps that have been overpasted when it was revised.

1974.15.4 - Book

The Annals of the Town of Guelph book by C. Acton Burrows, printed in 1877. The book has a beige cover with black print. At the top written in blue ink is A.R.W. Davidson 16 Arthur St. N. Guelph, Ont." The book is 170 pages in length and contains a history about the founding of Guelph up to 1877. The book also contains ads from local businesses.

1971.47.6.8 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury Centennial Edition, July 20, 1927. The paper is in 8 sections and the total number of pages is 132. .1 Section 1 - pages 1-16. On the front cover is a picture of Guelph circa 1832 and a picture of John Galt. The front story is about Guelph's founding. The front page is in very poor condition. The first section looks mainly at the early settlement of Guelph. .2 Section 2 - pages 17-32. On the cover is a story about men from Eramosa and their ordeal during the 1837 rebellion. The rest of the section looks at the Canada Company, the Priory, the Justice system in Guelph, Settlement in Guelph, and the Railway in Guelph. .3 Section 3 - pages 33-48. The cover story looks at t

Image of 1978.139.13.8 - Newspaper

1978.139.13.8 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury Centennial Edition, July 20, 1927. The paper is in 8 sections and the total number of pages is 132. .1 Section 1 - pages 1-16. On the front cover is a picture of Guelph circa 1832 and a picture of John Galt. The front story is about Guelph's founding. The front page is in very poor condition. The first section looks mainly at the early settlement of Guelph. .2 Section 2 - pages 17-32. On the cover is a story about men from Eramosa and their ordeal during the 1837 rebellion. The rest of the section looks at the Canada Company, the Priory, the Justice system in Guelph, Settlement in Guelph, and the Railway in Guelph. .3 Section 3 - pages 33-48. The cover story looks at t

Image of 2009.32.2447 - Transparency, Slide

2009.32.2447 - Transparency, Slide

Colour slide of a three storey building with severe damage to its roof. There is a sign on the first level reading "City Hotel...", a staircase on the second level leading to the third, and on the third level is a covered balcony spanning the length of the building. Approximately two thirds of the roof has collapsed, there is much charring, and there are three chimneys that are still standing.

Image of 2004.55.1 - Print, Photographic

2004.55.1 - Print, Photographic

Black and white reproduction of the City Hotel on Macdonell Street after a fire. Half of the roof of the building has been burnt away.

Image of Grundy 226 - Photograph

Grundy 226 - Photograph

Photograph of a photo of the City Hotel after a fire. The building has been almost completely burned with half of the roof gone, some windows blown out and black on the stone. One of the widows has the name "W. Singular - Barber". The sign for the hotel is still on the building "City Hotel Jas. Bolger" On the back, in pen, is "Macdonell St. City Hotel Bolger Singular Barber Shop" On the back of the photo is a black stamp "F. Grundy".

Image of 2014.84.524 - Print, Photographic

2014.84.524 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo showing a three way intersection between Woolwich, Macdonell an Quebec Streets. The road in the foreground is unpaved. There is a stone building on the far right side, a patch of grass and utility poles in the centre and a row of commercial buildings on the far left. A church spire is visible in the background, near the centre.

Image of 1979X.00.752 - Photograph

1979X.00.752 - Photograph

Priory Square, "CITY HOTEL" at left side of picture; St. George's Church centre background. c. 1877. Written on reverse: "PROPERTY OF WALTER W. TYSON"

Image of Grundy 237 - Photograph

Grundy 237 - Photograph

This is a photograph of a photo of Penfolds Carriage Works and hardware store on Macdonell street (east of Wyndham). The photo shows a stone building with a large arched door on the ground level and a large water trough or wagon body in front. Also infront of the building is another wagon body and a large set of wheels and axle. On the roof of the building is a sign "Penfold Carrige Works". On the front is a sign that extends out from building "Hardware stoves paints & oils" and another sign on the face of the building "Hardware paints & oils S & G Penfold". In the background a few other buildings are visible including the City Hotel at the end of the block (with thrid floor balcony). On the

Image of Grundy 221 - Photograph

Grundy 221 - Photograph

Photo of a drawing of a map of Royal City Pioneer Inns and Taverns. The map was drawn by Hugh Douglass in 1963 based on the research of A.E. Leone Hinds and is of the downtown core. All of the early hotels are marked out on the map, along with street names and the Speed River. On the back there is also a black stamp "F. Grundy"

Image of 2014.84.276 - Print, Photographic

2014.84.276 - Print, Photographic

Black and white contact sheet showing four negatives. The first negative (at top) shows the Centennial City Bus & Arch. There are a few cars in the foreground along with a city bus. The post office is visible in the background, on the right side. The next negative is of commercial storefronts and the Wellington Hotel on Upper Wyndham Street in 1912. The building is long, three storeys tall with a few awnings over the first storey windows. The third negative shows St. George's Square Centennial in 1927. There are many people walking the street. The arch and a street rail car is visible in the background. The post office is on the far right side. The last negative shows Priory Square (City H

Image of 2009.32.3891 - Transparency, Slide

2009.32.3891 - Transparency, Slide

Black and white slide. This is an image of Macdonnell Street in the 1800s. There are buildings visible on the left side of the frame, lining the street. Signs can be seen on the buildings, reading Penfold's Carriage Works and Hardware Stoves Paints and Oils. A small figure is walking down the street towards the right of the frame.