Oshawa Public Libraries' Historical Images
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St. Joseph Convent 
Image  ca. 1900-1910s  Black and white photo of the St. Joseph Convent on Simcoe Street North. This was originally the St. Joseph Convent, first established by Rev. Proulx in 1859. This building was an expansion of the original structure. It is located on the north east corner of Brock and Simcoe Street North.
Sam Trewin Home 
Image  ca. 1900s  Black and white photo of the exterior of the Sam Trewin Home, Simcoe Street North The home was demolished in 1909, and the land was used to build the Oshawa High School (now O'Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute).
R. N. Johns Residence (2) 
Image  Undated  Black and white photo of the R.N. Johns Residence at the north east corner of Brock & Mary streets. "R. N. Johns Home - N.E. Corner Brock & Mary Sts. Oshawa"
Edith Evans 
ImageMysteries:  ca. 1930-1940s  Black and white photo of Edith Evans (left) posing with an unidentified woman. "Edith Evans - Left"
Ward's Dry Goods Storefront (2) 
Image  ca. 1940s  Black and white photo of the Simcoe St. side of the Ward's storefront. Ward and Dewland was the first business to occupy the Bradley Block building on the north east corner of Simcoe and Athol Streets. Opened in 1920 by J. C. Ward and W. A. Dewland, this store was also later known as Ward's Dry...
Boys with sleigh (2) 
Image  ca. 1900-1910  Black and white photo of a group of children playing on a sleigh in the winter. Young Canada
Boys with sleigh 
Image  ca. 1900-1910  Black and white photo of a group of children posing for the camera on a sleigh in the winter. Young Canada
"Highlanders, Prospect Park" (2) 
Image  ca. 1900-1910  Black and white photo of a group of "Highlanders," men in Scottish dress getting ready for a demonstration. Prospect Park was owned by Eli Edmondson, and the site was later taken over by R.S. McLaughlin for his Parkwood Estate. "Highlanders, Prospect Park"
"Donald Scott" 
Image  ca. 1900-1910  Black and white photo of Donald Scott in Scottish Dress with a bagpipe in Prospect Park, Oshawa. Prospect Park was owned by Eli Edmondson, and the site was later taken over by R.S. McLaughlin for his Parkwood Estate. "Donald Scott"
"An Old Veteran" 
ImageMysteries:  ca. 1900-1910  Black and white photo of Donald Scott in Scottish Dress with a bagpipe, next to an unidentified man in Prospect Park, Oshawa. Prospect Park was owned by Eli Edmondson, and the site was later taken over by R.S. McLaughlin for his Parkwood Estate. "An Old Veteran"
Queen's Hotel 
Image  ca. 1890  Black and white photo of the exterior of the Queen's Hotel located on the north-east corner of Bond & Simcoe Streets in Oshawa. Established in 1874, this was for many years the finest hotel in Oshawa. Ithis site had been previously occupied by Thomas Fuller's chair and bedstead business.
Vinson baby and boy 
Image  ca. 1900  Black and white formal portrait of a young boy and infant sitting on a couch. Contained in folder bearing photographer's imprint.
Genosha Hotel 
Image  Undated  Black and white postcard with pen and ink sketch of the Genosha Hotel on King Street East at Mary Street.
Oshawa Public Library 
Image  Early 1900s  Black and white photo of the exterior of Oshawa's old Carnegie Library located on Athol & Simcoe St. This library stood on the south-west corner of Athol and Simcoe Streets. The land was purchased from Dr. Coburn in May 1906 and the building was completed by 1909 at a cost of $12,000, funded by...
Howes Circus 
Image  Early 1900s  Black and white photo of a view of Howes circus elephants walking down Simcoe St. North. Trolley tracks are visible. The Howes Great London Circus traveled throughout North America.
possible Mallett House 
ImageMysteries:  ca. 1950s  Black and white photo of the exterior of the "old" Mallett House in Cedardale. This house has a similar construction as the Mallett House inn. It is inconclusive at this time whether this is a picture of the same house after renovation.
Warren Mill 
Image  ca. 1890  Black and white photo of the exterior of the Warren Mill, located on the east side of the Oshawa Creek on the north side of King Street, in an area known as the Hollow. Built in 1837 by J. B. Warren, this flour mill was run by him until 1865 after which it changed possession numerous times until...
Oshawa Town Hall and Williams Piano Works 
Image  ca 1900  Colour postcard of the Oshawa town hall and piano works, facing west. The town hall was located on the south west corner of Richmond and Simcoe streets. The Williams Piano Works was located on Richmond Street at Church Street (now Centre street.
Laying Cornerstone of the Methodist Church 
Image  1912  Outside photo taken at the laying of the cornerstone of the Methodist Church. Postmark dated Nov 21, 1912 Addressed to Mr. W. O. Short, Bowmanville, Ont, c/o Mr. A. Guilder. Message reads: Dear Will, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I've been tired, busy or lazy or something. It's Grand division...
Pattern Room - Williams Piano 
Image  late 1800s  Black and white photograph of ten workers posing. W.Chubb back row left. "Pattern Room - Sitting on Bench W. Chubb, N. Stewart, W. Pankhurst, H. Brown, A.______ - Bottom L. ______, E. Annis, P. Arnold, W. Robertson, W. Spires"
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