YMCA on Wellington Street, London, Ontario

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A glossy print of the west side of Wellington Street just south of Queens Avenue, showing the YMCA building and the Bicycle & Motor Sales Co. building to the left of it. A portion of the London Public Library can be seen in the background just past the YMCA.
A portable sign with the words "STOP! WALKING / BUY A RED BIRD Bicycle" stands near the sidewalk in front of the bicycle shop. Another sign above the entrance to the shop invites people to "BUY A BRANTFORD BICYCLE SAVE TIME - SAVE MONEY".
This photograph is similar to another of our collection's digitized photographs showing the YMCA building on Wellington Street.

This YMCA building was designed by the local firm of Moore and Henry and opened on January 1, 1897. On January 4, 1981, arson caused a $1-million dollar fire in this building. On July 30, 1981 ground was broken for a new Central YMCA-YWCA on the corner of King and Waterloo Streets and this new building opened January 5, 1983. The building on Wellington street has been demolished.

The London Room's index card for this photograph indicates that it was taken ca. 1914. There is no inscription or indication of who the photographer was.

The map shows the location on Wellington Street where this YMCA building once stood.
Date of Original:
ca. 1914
Width: 25.2 cm
Height: 20.2 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 23.9cm
Image Height: 18cm
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.9856660793695 Longitude: -81.24600043396
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG F51a
London Public Library
WWW address:
Agency street/mail address:
251 Dundas Street London, ON N6A 6H9
YMCA on Wellington Street, London, Ontario
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