County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections
Agriculture Works Postcard


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
This is a postcard with a photograph of the Agriculture Works building in St. George. The photograph depicts the "new" factory built in 1878 after the former structure burned down the year before. Agriculture works was located on the northwest corner of Beverly and Reid streets. The company was founded in 1856 as the St. George Agricultural Works by the Shupe Brothers with Benjamin Bell, a local builder, coming on as a partner the following year. Bell was the sole proprietor come the 1860s, and when his son Charles joined the firm in 1870, it became B. Bell & Son. Financial difficulties ended the company in the early 1930s, its assets were sold to cover its debts, and the building was torn down. The date of this photograph is unknown but presumed to be around 1916-1920.

This description was provided by Cliff Jones of the South Dumfries Historical Society. The postcard was provided by Helen Simpson.
Date of Publication:
1916
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Bell, Benjamin
Local identifier:
2016SH001
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2501 Longitude: -80.24966
Donor:
Provided by Helen Simpson.
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Recommended Citation:
Agriculture Works Building St. George, 1916. Helen Simpson Personal Collection, Photograph No. 2016SH001.
Terms of Use:
For research purposes only.
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Agriculture Works Postcard


This is a postcard with a photograph of the Agriculture Works building in St. George. The photograph depicts the "new" factory built in 1878 after the former structure burned down the year before. Agriculture works was located on the northwest corner of Beverly and Reid streets. The company was founded in 1856 as the St. George Agricultural Works by the Shupe Brothers with Benjamin Bell, a local builder, coming on as a partner the following year. Bell was the sole proprietor come the 1860s, and when his son Charles joined the firm in 1870, it became B. Bell & Son. Financial difficulties ended the company in the early 1930s, its assets were sold to cover its debts, and the building was torn down. The date of this photograph is unknown but presumed to be around 1916-1920.

This description was provided by Cliff Jones of the South Dumfries Historical Society. The postcard was provided by Helen Simpson.