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  • Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
    TextAudiocomment       Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public Library's 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence Program. This anthology showcases 16 unique non-fiction pieces by local writers about their personal connections to the County of Brant’s geography and history. The anthology includes stories that range from the singularity of a park ...
    TextAudiocomment     Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public Library's 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence Program. This anthology showcases 16 unique non-fiction pieces by local writers about their personal connections ...
  • The Townsend Mansion
    ImageText       Summary This Georgian-revival structure built circa 1848 can be found in the small town of Mount Pleasant; it was constructed on lot 9 and part of lot 8. This property used to be 414 acres originally granted to William Sturgis. Eventually 100 acres was sold to Alvah Townsend, thus the ...
    ImageText     Summary This Georgian-revival structure built circa 1848 can be found in the small town of Mount Pleasant; it was constructed on lot 9 and part of lot 8. This property ...
  • Mount Pleasant Public School Class, 1921?
    Imagemystery       This photograph shows a class of the Mount Pleasant Public School. A note on the back identifies Albert Dobson on the front row left, which allows it to be dated to approximately 1921 when Albert was 6 years old. He was the son of Edythe (Thomas) Dobson and Rev. Hugh ...
    Imagemystery     This photograph shows a class of the Mount Pleasant Public School. A note on the back identifies Albert Dobson on the front row left, which allows it to be dated ...
  • Mount Pleasant Public School Grade 5-8 Class, 1921
    Imagemysterycomment       This 1921 photograph shows the Grade 5-8 class of the Mount Pleasant Public School. Albert Dobson, age 10, is in the front row on the far left; Hugh Dobson, age 12, is in the back row, fourth from left. They are the children of Edythe (Thomas) Dobson and Rev. Hugh ...
    Imagemysterycomment     This 1921 photograph shows the Grade 5-8 class of the Mount Pleasant Public School. Albert Dobson, age 10, is in the front row on the far left; Hugh Dobson, age ...
  • Haight Mill and Flume, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This photograph shows an unidentified woman sitting atop the flume of the Haight Mill in Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 83 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. The old Andrew Nellis farm was on the hill up from the ...
    Image     This photograph shows an unidentified woman sitting atop the flume of the Haight Mill in Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 83 of The Work of Our Hands by ...
  • Nelles Academy Class Photograph, Mount Pleasant, c. 1893
    Image       This c. 1893 photograph shows the class of the Nelles Academy in Mount Pleasant, c. 1893. It was built c. 1846 and torn down c. 1900. It began as a private school providing classical education and was founded by Dr. William Nelles. The Academy was situated on the same location ...
    Image     This c. 1893 photograph shows the class of the Nelles Academy in Mount Pleasant, c. 1893. It was built c. 1846 and torn down c. 1900. It began as a ...
  • Haight Mill, 1911
    Image       This 1911 photograph shows the Haight Mill sometime before being demolished to build the Provincial Fish Hatchery on the site that remains on the site. The property was owned by a variety of land speculators. The date of the mill is uncertain, but may be either c. 1820 or, according ...
    Image     This 1911 photograph shows the Haight Mill sometime before being demolished to build the Provincial Fish Hatchery on the site that remains on the site. The property was owned by ...
  • Mordue's Confectionery and Hardware Store Closing, May, 1979
    Image       This photograph shows the final closing of Mordue's Confectionery and Hardware Store in Mount Pleasant in May, 1979. The store was on the site where 796 Mount Pleasant Road was built in 2007. This photograph was provided by Melba Merritt during a Digitization Day event held by the County of ...
    Image     This photograph shows the final closing of Mordue's Confectionery and Hardware Store in Mount Pleasant in May, 1979. The store was on the site where 796 Mount Pleasant Road was ...
  • Mount Pleasant Station on Merritt Farm after Relocation, 1993
    Imagecomment       This 1993 photograph shows the Lake Erie & Northern railway station shortly after being moved to the Merritt Farm. It is a rare example of a surviving rural railway station; it was saved by the Merritt family, who moved it to its present location. It was likely built in 1916, ...
    Imagecomment     This 1993 photograph shows the Lake Erie & Northern railway station shortly after being moved to the Merritt Farm. It is a rare example of a surviving rural railway station; ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tillie & Mable Guest, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This photograph shows Tillie and Mable Guest of Mount Pleasant, who are from the Shellard branch of the family. This photograph was provided by Dorothy and Allan Guest during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and are interested ...
    Image     This photograph shows Tillie and Mable Guest of Mount Pleasant, who are from the Shellard branch of the family. This photograph was provided by Dorothy and Allan Guest during a ...
  • Mount Pleasant Public School Class Photo, c. 1930s?
    Imagemystery       This class photograph shows a group of students of the Mount Pleasant Public School, possibly in the 1930s. This image is Zoomify enabled! Click on it to zoom in and pan around so that you can see faces in detail. The teacher is Mrs. Lundy; the students are: Back row: ...
    Imagemystery     This class photograph shows a group of students of the Mount Pleasant Public School, possibly in the 1930s. This image is Zoomify enabled! Click on it to zoom in and ...
  • William Guest, Sr., Mount Pleasant, c. 1910
    Image       This photograph shows William Guest, Sr. with a group of pigs on his farm in Mount Pleasant, c. 1910. This photograph was provided by Dorothy and Allan Guest during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and are interested ...
    Image     This photograph shows William Guest, Sr. with a group of pigs on his farm in Mount Pleasant, c. 1910. This photograph was provided by Dorothy and Allan Guest during a ...
  • William Guest on his Farm in Mount Pleasant, c. 1925
    Image       This photograph shows William Guest on his Mount Pleasant farm, c. 1925. The building to the far left still exists today. This photograph was provided by Dorothy and Allan Guest during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and ...
    Image     This photograph shows William Guest on his Mount Pleasant farm, c. 1925. The building to the far left still exists today. This photograph was provided by Dorothy and Allan Guest ...
  • Mount Pleasant Public School Class, 1925-30?
    Imagemysterycomment       This photograph, possibly from the 1920s, shows the primary, first and second grade classes of the Mount Pleasant Public School in front of the Mount Pleasant United Church front door. The people in this photograph are: Back row - Edwin Persall, George O'hara, Gladys Gilgris, Dorothy Legacy, Lloyd Cleghorn, Grace ...
    Imagemysterycomment     This photograph, possibly from the 1920s, shows the primary, first and second grade classes of the Mount Pleasant Public School in front of the Mount Pleasant United Church front door. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Modern Photo of Emily Townsend House, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This modern photograph shows the Emily Townsend House, 637 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern state. The house was built by Alvah Townsend for his daughter Emily, who lived there until the property was sold to Alfred Grantham in 1894. This photograph was printed on page 149 of The Work ...
    Image     This modern photograph shows the Emily Townsend House, 637 Mount Pleasant Road, in its modern state. The house was built by Alvah Townsend for his daughter Emily, who lived there ...
  • 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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