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  • McAlister family members, from Mount Pleasant
    Image       This 19th century photo depicts members of the McAlister family. Members of the family depicted include Arthur (back centre), Owen (front left) and Bob (front right). It was provided by Linda McAlister during a Digitization Day event held in Mount Pleasant on May 15, 2010.
    Image     This 19th century photo depicts members of the McAlister family. Members of the family depicted include Arthur (back centre), Owen (front left) and Bob (front right). It was provided by ...
  • McAlister family including Albert & Ethel, from Mount Pleasant
    Image       C. Walker, Brantford, Ont.
    Image     C. Walker, Brantford, Ont.
  • Photograph of Brucefield, Mount Pleasant, c. 2003
    Image       This recent photograph, from 2003, depicts Brucefield in its current state. Several older photographs of Brucefield are also available in this collection, and can be accessed by clicking the links below the image. This photograph was printed on page 141 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger and ...
    Image     This recent photograph, from 2003, depicts Brucefield in its current state. Several older photographs of Brucefield are also available in this collection, and can be accessed by clicking the links ...
  • 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 ...
  • The History of Mount Pleasant, Ontario 1626-1983
    Text       This booklet was written in 1983 by Hugh Dermid MacLachlan and Mildred Burtch MacLachlan to provide a short history of the village of Mount Pleasant from 1626 to the present day. You can search for text inside this book! Just type the word or words you want to search for ...
    Text     This booklet was written in 1983 by Hugh Dermid MacLachlan and Mildred Burtch MacLachlan to provide a short history of the village of Mount Pleasant from 1626 to the present ...
  • Mount Pleasant Creamery Company Stock Certificate, 1920
    Text       This stock certificate showed that Albert A. McAlister had purchased three shares in the Mount Pleasant Creamery company on January 26th, 1920. It was provided by Linda McAlister during a Digitization Day event held in Mount Pleasant on May 15, 2010.
    Text     This stock certificate showed that Albert A. McAlister had purchased three shares in the Mount Pleasant Creamery company on January 26th, 1920. It was provided by Linda McAlister during a ...
  • Unidentified Lundy Family Woman
    Image       This unidentified illustration, possibly c. 1870-80, shows a woman who most likely comes from the Lundy family who owned the Pleasant Ridge Road farm in Mount Pleasant. It was obtained by the O'Byrnes at an estate sale. This photograph was provided by the O'Byrnes during a Digitization Day event held ...
    Image     This unidentified illustration, possibly c. 1870-80, shows a woman who most likely comes from the Lundy family who owned the Pleasant Ridge Road farm in Mount Pleasant. It was obtained ...
  • Orpha Thomas (1875-1942)
    Image       Walker Brantford Canada
    Image     Walker Brantford Canada
  • Unidentified Lundy Family Man
    Image       This unidentified illustration, possibly c. 1870-80, shows a man who most likely comes from the Lundy family who owned the Pleasant Ridge Road farm in Mount Pleasant. It was obtained by the O'Byrnes at an estate sale. This photograph was provided by the O'Byrnes during a Digitization Day event held ...
    Image     This unidentified illustration, possibly c. 1870-80, shows a man who most likely comes from the Lundy family who owned the Pleasant Ridge Road farm in Mount Pleasant. It was obtained ...
  • Township of Brantford Tax Receipt, 1887
    Text       This 1887 receipt notes that the collector had received M. A. Stowe's taxes for that year, totalling $2.23 - $1.20 for regular taxes, and $1.03 for school taxes. It was printed on page 231 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest.
    Text     This 1887 receipt notes that the collector had received M. A. Stowe's taxes for that year, totalling $2.23 - $1.20 for regular taxes, and $1.03 for school taxes. It was ...
  • Photograph of unidentified (Mount Pleasant?) Woman
    Image       The reverse of the photographer's card reads: C. Arthur. Photographer, GALLERY ON THE GROUND FLOOR, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BATTERSBY HOUSE, ROBINSON ST., SIMCOE All Photos Taken by the New Process. Time of Exposure, One Second. RECEIVED FIRST PRIZE IN THE CITY OF ST CATHARINES LAST YEAR Photograph Albums ...
    Image     The reverse of the photographer's card reads: C. Arthur. Photographer, GALLERY ON THE GROUND FLOOR, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BATTERSBY HOUSE, ROBINSON ST., SIMCOE All Photos Taken by the ...
  • 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.
  • Duncan Marquis House, 726 Mount Pleasant Road
    Image       This undated photograph shows the Duncan Marquis house, owned by Dr. Duncan Marquis where he set up his practice in the 1870s. The side wing was most likely his dispensary. It later belonged to O. McAlister. This photograph was printed on page 217 of The Work of Our Hands by ...
    Image     This undated photograph shows the Duncan Marquis house, owned by Dr. Duncan Marquis where he set up his practice in the 1870s. The side wing was most likely his dispensary. ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Forgotten Brother: John Carlyle
    Textcomment       This book by Joseph A. Scott traces the history of the "forgotten" Carlyle brother, John Carlyle. He was the half-brother of the much more famous Thomas Carlyle, historian and philosopher. John was born in Scotland, but emigrated to North America and eventually moved to Mount Pleasant, where he lived most ...
    Textcomment     This book by Joseph A. Scott traces the history of the "forgotten" Carlyle brother, John Carlyle. He was the half-brother of the much more famous Thomas Carlyle, historian and philosopher. ...
  • Maude Campbell & Mrs. Geo. Houlding, Mount Pleasant Women's Institute Members, c. 1900
    Image       This undated photograph shows Maude Campbell, left, and Mrs. Geo. Houlding, right, both early members of the Mount Pleasant Women's Institute. Mrs. Houlding was the Women's Institute's first president. This photograph was provided by Linda Guest. Maude Campbell was later known as Mrs. Gilbert Houlding after marrying, and moved to ...
    Image     This undated photograph shows Maude Campbell, left, and Mrs. Geo. Houlding, right, both early members of the Mount Pleasant Women's Institute. Mrs. Houlding was the Women's Institute's first president. This ...
  • Tennant House (Octagon), Mount Pleasant
    Image       This undated photograph shows the unusual octagonal house built c. 1840-48 by shoemaker Richard Tennant. The odd-looking design was promoted by American phrenologist Orson Fowler, who suggested that octagonal houses (similar in shape to "natural" spheres) could let in more light, were easier to heat in winter and cool in ...
    Image     This undated photograph shows the unusual octagonal house built c. 1840-48 by shoemaker Richard Tennant. The odd-looking design was promoted by American phrenologist Orson Fowler, who suggested that octagonal houses ...
  • 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.
  • Modern Photograph of Idylbrook, Mount pleasant, c. 2000
    Image       This modern photograph shows Idylbrook in Mount Pleasant as it was c. 2000. Possibly built by Andrew Eadie who obtained the property in 1837, it was set into the side of the hill on Mount Pleasant Creek. This photograph was printed on page 139 of The Work of Our Hands ...
    Image     This modern photograph shows Idylbrook in Mount Pleasant as it was c. 2000. Possibly built by Andrew Eadie who obtained the property in 1837, it was set into the side ...
  • Phelps/McAlister House, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This modern photograph shows the Phelps/McAlister house at 641 Mount Pleasant Road. It was built c. 1870 by Epaphras L. Phelps using the frame of what was probably the Abraham Cooke store, established on a 5 1/2 acre plot he was granted in 1836. The McAlister family acquired the house ...
    Image     This modern photograph shows the Phelps/McAlister house at 641 Mount Pleasant Road. It was built c. 1870 by Epaphras L. Phelps using the frame of what was probably the Abraham ...
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