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  • Alvah Townsend House, Mount Pleasant, c. 1998/99
    Image       This modern photograph shows Alvah Townsend's Georgian mansion, now 597 Mount Pleasant Road, as it was in 1998/99. Townsend built this mansion in 1848 after amassing considerable wealth in the carriage making business. The house was built by the same builders as Cooke's "Brucefield" mansion; Townsend was reportedly annoyed by ...
    Image     This modern photograph shows Alvah Townsend's Georgian mansion, now 597 Mount Pleasant Road, as it was in 1998/99. Townsend built this mansion in 1848 after amassing considerable wealth in the ...
  • Modern Photograph of Nelles House, Mount Pleasant, 2004
    Image       This modern shows a house belonging to the Nelles family, one of the oldest families in Mount Pleasant, as it was in 2004.
    Image     This modern shows a house belonging to the Nelles family, one of the oldest families in Mount Pleasant, as it was in 2004.
  • Mount Pleasant Farm, 2004
    Image       This 2004 photograph shows a modern view of one of Mount Pleasant's farm homes, currently on a prosperous horse farm. It is located on the northeast corner of Mount Pleasant Road and Phelps Road. While it is visibly white here, the bricks are painted white; it was originally a yellow ...
    Image     This 2004 photograph shows a modern view of one of Mount Pleasant's farm homes, currently on a prosperous horse farm. It is located on the northeast corner of Mount Pleasant ...
  • Descendants of Early Settlers of Mount Pleasant by Pioneer Cemetery Monument, 1931
    Image       The monument reads: — IN MEMORY OF — THE PIONEERS AND EARLY SETTLERS OF THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT — 1798——1830 — ELLIS - STURGIS - PHELPS - BIGGAR MCALLISTER - HARDY- NELLIS THOMAS - BURTCH - PERRIN - YEOWARD COOKE - RACEY - EADIE - HAIGHT OLMSTEAD - MCEWEN ...
    Image     The monument reads: — IN MEMORY OF — THE PIONEERS AND EARLY SETTLERS OF THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT — 1798——1830 — ELLIS - STURGIS - PHELPS - BIGGAR MCALLISTER ...
  • Dr. Duncan Marquis of Mount Pleasant, 1891
    Image       This 1891 photograph depicts Dr. Duncan Marquis, who has been described (by M. Smyth) as "probably the most beloved doctor the village ever had." A native of the village, he left to pursue his medical education but later returned to set up practice in the village of his youth. He ...
    Image     This 1891 photograph depicts Dr. Duncan Marquis, who has been described (by M. Smyth) as "probably the most beloved doctor the village ever had." A native of the village, he ...
  • Postcard depicting Robert H. Bryce
    Image       The reverse of the postcard reads: Wishing you the Compliments of the Season R H Bryce Redlands California A later inscription was added, reading: Robert H. Bryce Son of George Bryce of Mt. Pleasant Settled in Winnipeg
    Image     The reverse of the postcard reads: Wishing you the Compliments of the Season R H Bryce Redlands California A later inscription was added, reading: Robert H. Bryce Son of George ...
  • Bryce brothers, inc. George, Mount Pleasant
    Imagecomment       This photograph depicts three of the Bryce brothers at the time of the golden wedding anniversary of George Bryce, Sr. in the 1890s. His two brothers who sailed to North America, and later settled in the United States, came to visit him. The man on the right is most likely ...
    Imagecomment     This photograph depicts three of the Bryce brothers at the time of the golden wedding anniversary of George Bryce, Sr. in the 1890s. His two brothers who sailed to North ...
  • Briggs House, Mount Pleasant, c. 1963?
    Image       This undated photograph (possibly from 1963) shows the Briggs house in Mount Pleasant. It was provided by Linda Guest. The house was built in 1903 by Alfred Grantham for A. T. Briggs on the site of the Wallace Ellis store. It was later owned by W.T. Cooke.
    Image     This undated photograph (possibly from 1963) shows the Briggs house in Mount Pleasant. It was provided by Linda Guest. The house was built in 1903 by Alfred Grantham for A. ...
  • Brucefield, c. 1950s-60s?
    Image       This photograph shows the Brucefield house in its modern form, probably c. 1950s or 1960s. It was provided by Linda Guest. For more information and a historic view of Brucefield, click the link to the right.
    Image     This photograph shows the Brucefield house in its modern form, probably c. 1950s or 1960s. It was provided by Linda Guest. For more information and a historic view of Brucefield, ...
  • Devlin's Store, c. 1908
    Image       This photograph shows Devlin's Store, c. 1908. Premier Arthur Sturgis Hardy was born there in 1837. This photograph was provided by Linda Guest.
    Image     This photograph shows Devlin's Store, c. 1908. Premier Arthur Sturgis Hardy was born there in 1837. This photograph was provided by Linda Guest.
  • "Speed the Plough" Inn Sign, ca. 1940-60s?
    Image       This photograph shows the sign to the "Speed the Plough" inn originally operated by Andrew Eadie. The name of the inn came from the Biblical quotation “God speed the plough, good health and wealth to the farmer.” This photo was provided by Linda Guest. It appears to have originated with ...
    Image     This photograph shows the sign to the "Speed the Plough" inn originally operated by Andrew Eadie. The name of the inn came from the Biblical quotation “God speed the plough, ...
  • Main Street, Mount Pleasant, after 1908
    Image       This photograph shows Main Street in Mount Pleasant sometime near the turn of the century, looking north from Devlin's Store. It was provided by Linda Guest.
    Image     This photograph shows Main Street in Mount Pleasant sometime near the turn of the century, looking north from Devlin's Store. It was provided by Linda Guest.
  • Main Street Mount Pleasant from Old Haight Mill, 1908
    Image       This 1908 photograph shows a section of Main Street, Mount Pleasant, looking north from the Old Haight Mill. The dog is Devlin's dog Prince. It was provided by Linda Guest.
    Image     This 1908 photograph shows a section of Main Street, Mount Pleasant, looking north from the Old Haight Mill. The dog is Devlin's dog Prince. It was provided by Linda Guest.
  • Mount Pleasant Post Office, c. 1906-08
    ImageText       Delhi Aug. 16. Dear Auntie: The Wabash Excursion to Detroit is on the 29th. Jan 2:05 from here. Have written Millie to expect us all. Try and go and we will have a bigtime. Love to Maud. Frances. [addressed to] Mrs. Hiram Howey Mohawk Brant Co. Ont. [postmark] Waterford AU17 ...
    ImageText     Delhi Aug. 16. Dear Auntie: The Wabash Excursion to Detroit is on the 29th. Jan 2:05 from here. Have written Millie to expect us all. Try and go and we ...
  • Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, c. 1915
    Image       PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH & MANSE
    Image     PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH & MANSE
  • Mount Pleasant Junior School / Grammar School, c. 1903-04
    Image       This undated postcard shows the Mount Pleasant Junior School / Grammar School which was built 1901 on the location of the older Academy building, demolished in 1900. This postcard was provided by Linda Guest. The number 2 has been scratched into the surface of the card.
    Image     This undated postcard shows the Mount Pleasant Junior School / Grammar School which was built 1901 on the location of the older Academy building, demolished in 1900. This postcard was ...
  • Mount Pleasant Public School / Grammar School, c. early 1900s
    Image       PUBLIC SCHOOL MT PLEASANT ONT
    Image     PUBLIC SCHOOL MT PLEASANT ONT
  • Train Coming In to Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railroad Station in Mount Pleasant, c. 1904?
    Image       This is the train coming into Mt. Pleasant
    Image     This is the train coming into Mt. Pleasant
  • Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railroad Train Waiting outside Mount Pleasant, 1908
    Image       This 1908 photograph shows a train for the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railroad company waiting outside Mount Pleasant, where there was a station. The conductors stand beside it on the tracks. This photograph was provided by Linda Guest.
    Image     This 1908 photograph shows a train for the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railroad company waiting outside Mount Pleasant, where there was a station. The conductors stand beside it on the ...
  • Mount Pleasant Old Common School, c. 1930
    Image       This photograph shows the west side of the Mount Pleasant old common school, prior to its renovations. The building had been a school for many years until 1854, then later used as a home; it was originally built in the early 19th century, and was used for services held by ...
    Image     This photograph shows the west side of the Mount Pleasant old common school, prior to its renovations. The building had been a school for many years until 1854, then later ...
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Mount Pleasant Collection