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Name St. George's Square
Details St. george's Square Timeline

1847 Wellington Hotel Built
1850 Wooden sidewalks laid on square
1853 Bond Hardware building erected, burned 1946
1856 Bank of Montreal built
1859 Victoria Hotel built - 2 storeys
1873 St. George's Church removed
1875 Hearn block built at southwest corner, there until 1972
1876 Victoria Block and Federal Bank built
1877 Victoria Hotrel added 3rd storey; Wellington Hotel removed
1878 Post Office/Customs Building built with Mansard Roof
1882 CIBC built, replaced in 1968; 4 Storey Tovell Building built, removed in 1974
1885 Blacksmith fountain put up, removed in 1922; Federal Bank became Traders Bank
1891 Concrete sidewalks built
1894 Street railway goes around fountain
1902 Post office adds third floor
1906 Clock added to Post Office
1907 Seweres installed under streets; Asphalt block paving on Square
1914 Bank of Nova Scotia takes over Metropolitain Bank
1922 Street railway goes directly through Square
1946 Bond Hardware burns but is rebuilt
1954 Large buses used
1961 Bank of Nova Scotia replaces post office building
1963 Bank of Montreal rebuilt; Woolworth store built
1968 CIBC replaces old building
1972 Royal Bank replaces Hearn Block
1975 Royal Trust replaces Tovell Building, until 2000
1982 Quebec St. E. closed for Eaton Centre Mall
1985 Family Water feature sculpture erected

Compiled by Ross W. Irwin, 2006

Associated Records

Image of 2016.15.4 - Program

2016.15.4 - Program

Program for the 1964 Guelph College Figure Skating Club Show "Rhapsody on Ice, 1964". The program consists of numerous advertisements from various Guelph businesses and surrounding areas and black and white images of various skaters from the club. The program is 16 pages long. Front Cover: White background with and oval logo "Guelph College Figure Skating Club" around the outer edge and a skate blade with wings in the middle. "Presents Rhapsody on Ice, 1964" is below the logo. "Program 25 C" in the bottom right corner". Logo and text is a royal blue colour. "1964" is hand written in the top right corner in black ink. Front Inside Cover: Advertisement Page 1: "Rhapsody on Ice, 1964

Image of 2007.34.2 - Scrapbook

2007.34.2 - Scrapbook

Black, thick cardboard covers around yellowed ledger sized pages. All of the pages have come away from the spine of the book. It is filled with newspaper clippings, starting on this inside cover. The scrapbook also includes; voting ballots and results, referendum ballots and results, sports items, death announcements, wedding annoucements, public notices, job postings, advertisements, election campaign adverts, historical articles, polling results (numbers added in pencil crayon),

Image of 1973.23.26 - Program

1973.23.26 - Program

Program and Souvenir Booklet for Old Home Week, Guelph, August 2-6 1908. White glossy paper cover with purple printed lettering and border. Pages are glossy white paper with printed black lettering and b/w photographs of city officials and public buildings and tourist sites. Booklet is stapled bound. On back cover in lower right corner, in small purple print is name of printing/publishing company: "MILN-BINGHAM, TORONTO". Illustrations: Printed B/W No. of pages: 28

Image of 1980.114.84 - Map

1980.114.84 - Map

1962 Map. Black and white paper inside a green on brown paper folder. "Map of the City of Guelph". Drawn by Wm.S. Haras: Amended April 1962, Scale 900 feet to an inch. Copyright by Guelph Police Association. map shows 1962 Street Plan of Guelph bounded by Woodlawn, Victoria College and Silvercreek Road; map is secured to brown folder with green "Map of City of Guelph Revised - Sept 1962" printing.

2012.117.631 - Booklet

A booklet titled "A Century of Care and Concern: Guelph General Hospital. The booklet contains a brief history of Guelph and gives a detail history of the hospital from 1875 to 1974. The front cover of the booklet is red with the black and white photograph of the new hospital building and a black image of the original hospital building. The back cover has three black and white photographs displayed at top. The first photograph at the top has two men escorting a patient in a hospital bed leaving an ambulance. The second photograph has a nurse holding a baby. The third photograph shows two doctors and a nurse performing surgery. At the bottom of the back cover there is a black and red drawing o

Image of 2015.14.3 - Book, Medical

2015.14.3 - Book, Medical

Small light brown cloth bound hardcover book entitled "Selections From Physicians' Prescriptions" by Dr. Jonathan Pereira. The book is 364 pages long with this being the eighteenth edition. The book serves as a medical reference book for physicians and offers abbreviations and translations for terms when prescribing. All text on the front cover and spine are hand tooled into the fabric and filled in with a gold colour. The pages have a deckled edge. Front Cover: "Selections from Physicians' Prescriptions, Dr. Pereira" within a double border. Front Inside Cover: Broadfoot's Pharmacy stamp and logo in a faded plum colour "Broadfoot's Pharmacy 99 Upper Wyndham St. Guelph- Ont.". printed i

1971.59.31 - Magazine

Journal, Canadian Geographical Journal Vol. XXXIX No. 5 November 1949 Price 35 cents. Includes an article called "The Old Scottish Architecture of Ontario by Anson Bailey Cutts which includes architecture of Guelph. Cover includes a yellow maple tree. MacKinnon is handwritten on top right corner.

Image of 2009.28.1 - Booklet

2009.28.1 - Booklet

A Guidebook to the city of Guelph. This is the 2nd Edition as part of the Centennial Project of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The cover is green and has a collage of Guelph pictures in the shape of G. Inside of front cover - Gilson Page 1 - Guelph Chamber of Commerce; Message from the Mayor: Paul W. Mercer Page 2 - Bucyrus-Erie Company of Canada Ltd.; The Bank of Nova Scotia Page 3 - Guelph City Hall and Memorial Gardens; Guelph Public Library Page 4 - Guelph Statistics; City Officials: Mayor Paul W. Mercer, City Administrator F.M. Woods, City Clerk W.G. Hall, City Treasurer M.R. Sather, Assessment Commissioner R.W. Brydon, City Engineer W.P. Taylor, Industrial Commissioner R.S. Macp

1981.30.2.8 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury 1981 Progress edition February 28, 1981. The paper is in 8 sections. .1 Front section with a colour cover showing a man working in a foundry. The section covers the day's news. 12 pages .2 Section 2 is a continuation of the day's news. 12 pages .3 First section of the Progress edition with a full page ad for John & Johnson celebrating the year of the disabled. 1A-16A .4 Section 2 of Progress edition with a full page ad for the Co-operators. 1B-16B .5 Section 3 of Progress edition with full page ad for Euclid on front cover. Pages 1C-12C. .6 Section 4 of progress edition with a full page ad for Muer Construction on the yellow front cover. Pages 1D-12D .7 Sec

Image of 1979x.00.146 - Music, Sheet

1979x.00.146 - Music, Sheet

Sheet music for "The Veteran's Song (Long Live the King)". Six sheets of buff coloured paper folded in half to form a 12 page booklet. Printed lettering and music is in black. The words of the song are by F.E. Weatherly and the music is by Stephen Adams. Printed at bottom of front cover: "Price 2/- net (2 shillings)/ Boosey & Co., 295 Regent Street, London, W, and 9 East Seventeenth Street, New York / This song may be sung in public without fee or license. The public performance of any parodied version, however, is strictly prohibited./ Copyright 1902 by Boosey & Co." In lower right corner of front cover is a faded black stamp: "Guelph Piano Co. / People's Popular Priced Music Store

Image of 1984.4.8 - Map

1984.4.8 - Map

Plan of subdivision Lots # 63 & 64. Town of Guelph, Canada West. Lots are shown on the north side of Woolwich on Speed River, just east of the Court house. 16 building lots identified, Church of Our Lady, Cork Wyndham, Macdonnell, Quebec and Grand Trunk Railway Station. Survey drawn by Alex W. Simpson. Plan of John Wilson's Survey hand written on back. of plan.

Image of 1986.18.183 - Postcard

1986.18.183 - Postcard

Divided back, tinted postcard with correspondence and 1-cent postage stamp on back. Correspondence is to Mr. Tom Wilson, RR4 Guelph from Addie (Wilson?) It is a view of St. George's Square and upper Wyndham St. showing Tovell Building, Post Office, flower bed and Blacksmith Fountain in centre of Square. The spire of St. George's Church and Bank of Commerce are visible. There is a street car on the road. front: "ST. GEORGE'S SQUARE, AND UPPER WYNDHAM STREET, GUELPH, ONT." back: "THE VALENTINES & SONS PUBLISHING CO. LTD. MONTREAL AND TORONTO" "PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN"

Image of 1986.18.177 - Postcard

1986.18.177 - Postcard

Divided back, B & W postcard with correspondence to Geo. McAteer from A.D. Savage. There is a printed message from Savage's optical business on the back. It is an advertising postcard with a view of St. George's Square, Post Office Building, St. George's Church and east side of square. Blacksmith fountain, streetcar and horse drawn vehicle and the Victoria Hotel. There is an arrow directed towards the location of A. D. Savages optical business. front: "A.D.SAVAGE, OPTICIAN, OUR NEW ADDRESS RIGHT AT POST OFFICE CORNER OF WYNDHAM & DOUGLAS ST. GUELPH, ONT.

Image of 2010.8.33 - Magazine

2010.8.33 - Magazine

St. George's Church Parochial Magazine. Outer cover is light green. In the centre there is a photograph of the church. There is some text below the picture describing name and date (July, 1905). Inside all text is black with red highlights. Various drawings, photographs, and small images are throughout. There are twenty-eight pages. Advertisements are inside the front cover as well as the inside and outside of the back cover. The word "Decker" appears hand-written with pencil on the top right hand side of the front page.

Image of 1999.26.1 - Map

1999.26.1 - Map

Paper map rolled on textile backing. Two wooden dowels at each end. Illustrated sketches of town hall and county courthouse & jail. "Map of the Town of Guelph in County of Wellington Province of Ontario from Actual Surveys and original Plans by T.W. Cooper, C.E & PLS. Includes wards, street lamps, streets and watermains and properties and landowner names outside the city.

Image of 2004.32.63 - Postcard

2004.32.63 - Postcard

Brown and off-white divided back postcard showing Wyndham Street Guelph with street cars, horses and carts. The picture has a border around it. and the back of the card has brown printing and spaces for an address, stamp and writing. Front: "Main St., Guelph, Canada." Back: "THE INTERNATIONAL STATIONERY CO., PICTON, CANADA./ POST CARD/ ADDRESS ONLY/ PRINTED IN SAXONY".

Image of 1986.18.222 - Postcard

1986.18.222 - Postcard

Black and white, unused, divided back postcard. It is a view of Old Home Week parade on Wyndham St. looking north from just above Macdonell St. Buildings decorated with flags and bunting people lined on both sides of street. front "HOLIDAY AT GUELPH CANADA" back "THE INTERNATIONAL STATIONERY CO. PICTON, CANADA"

Image of 1986.18.223 - Postcard

1986.18.223 - Postcard

Black and white, divided back postcard with correspondence on back. It is a view of St. George's Square during Old Home Week parade in 1908. Buildings decorated with flags and bunting people lined on both sides of street. Blacksmith fountain, Post Office and Douglas St. can be seen. There is a one-cent Canada postage stamp on back.

Image of 1976.40.20 - Program

1976.40.20 - Program

Program for Guelph Centennial Old Home Week, August 1st to 6th,1927. Grey paper cover with printed black lettering and single line black border on both front and back covers. Booklet is bound with two staples. Within cover are 16 pages, off-white with black printed lettering. Published by the Centennial Committee. Contains schedule of events and attractions for each day, plus commercial advertisements. Front Cover: "Guelph Centennial Old Home Week / AUGUST 1st 6th / OFFICIAL PROGRAM / Historical Pageant / Sports / Attractions / Published by the Centennial Committee". Back Cover: "DALZIEL Chautaugua Carnival Show / MERRY-GO-ROUND / FERRIS WHEEL / AERIAL SWING / SHOWS / CONCESSIONS / WATER

Image of 1997.9.55.2 - Booklet

1997.9.55.2 - Booklet

.1 Booklet for Guelph Transportation Telerider, Dated June 21, 1982 .2 Envelope .1 - Large white paper with black printed lettering and illustrations and maps. Has been folded a number of times to form a brochure. Front has image of a bus with print that reads: "New From... Guelph Transportation Telerider / Starts June 21, 1982. Back has printed map with the ten route numbers located on it. Above the map is a note on "Transferring?" Pages two and three includes instructions about how Telerider works. When one opens up the brochure, there are illustrated maps of the ten routes. .2 Envelope, white paper envelope with red printed lettering and illustration of a phone on the front of t