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Queen Street looking East 
Image    Postcard view of downtown St. Marys taken from about Water Street looking east up the hill towards the town hall. Queen Street looking East, St. Mary's, Ont.
Auto Parade, St. Marys, Ont. 
Image  Postmarked Dec 16, 1913  Postcard view of an automobile "parade" in front of the old Windsor Hotel (now where Mac's Milk is located on Queen Street East, St. Marys). "Auto Parade. St. Marys, Ont."
Victoria Bridge, St. Marys, Ont. 
Image    Coloured-in postcard view of the Victoria bridge (seen from afar), with the river in the foreground. The St. Marys Opera House, the milland even the Miller's house can be seen in the background. "Victoria Bridge/St. Marys/Ont."
London Bridge, St. Marys 
Image  Postmarked Nov 2, 1911  Postcard view of the London railway bridge (still in use today). The Thames river can be seen in the foreground, with a hut being seen off to the right side. "London Bridge, St. Mary's, Canada"
Victoria Bridge, St. Marys, Ont. 
Image  Postmarked Dec 2, 1905  View of the Queen Street (Victoria) bridge (seen in background). In the foreground one can see the Thames River, and further back the Opera House, the mill and the miller's house are all visible. See 003pc-OA for same postcard view (but colourized). "Victoria Bridge" "St....
Trout Creek, St. Marys, Ont. 
Image  Postmarked Jan 4, 19__  Postcard view of Trout Creek with bridge seen mid-ground. "Trout Creek, St. Mary's, Ont."
Bridges at St. Marys, Ont. 
Image  Postmarked May 12, ____  Postcard view of 3 bridges: foreground is the Church Street bridge; middle is the Wellington Street bridge; in the background the Grand Trunk railway bridge can be seen (now a walkway). "Bridges at St. Mary's, Ont., Canada"
Grand Trunk Viaduct, St. Marys 
Image    Coloured-in postcard view of the Grand Trunk railway bridge (now a walkway). "Grand Trunk Viaduct, St. Marys, Canada."
St. Marys from London Bridge 
Image    View of St. Marys from railway bridge, a railway line to London, over Trout Creek. "St. Mary's From London Bridge"
C.W. Coupland advertising postcard 
Image    Postcard used to advertise a Singer Sewing Machine (No. 127-3). Postcard was sent out by Coupland. Singer No. 127-3 Vibrating Shuttle On Embossed Cabinet Table No. 3 Your Choice of the following on this Table: Singer No. 15-30 Oscillating Shuttle Singer No. 115-1 Rotary Hook Singer No....
The Bend in the River, St. Marys 
Image    Postcard view of the river as it bends towards the railway viaduct. "The Bend in the River, St. Marys, Ont."
Water Street, St. Marys 
Image  Postmarked Oct 22, _____  Postcard view of Water Street (looking north from Jones Street towards Queen Street). Way in the background the Water Street bridge can be seen. The Opera House, the Post Office, a restaurant as well as many other businesses can be seen lining the streets. At one time, Queen Street and Water...
A Glimpse of Westover Park, St. Marys 
Image    Postcard view of the gardens at Westover Park. Westover Park was built in 1867 for William and Joseph Hutton, early settlers of St. Marys. The home has had many different uses over the years including a Catholic seminary, a commune and is now a luxury hotel catering especially to Stratford...
River Thames and Rice Lake, St. Marys 
Image  Postmarked Aug 21, 1911  Postcard view of the Thames River and the area once known as "Rice Lake" (area around Milt Dunnell field - AKA "The Flats"). Shows the "Little Falls" and in the background the Grand Trunk trail viaduct can also be seen. "River Thames and Rice Lake, St. Mary's, Ont."
River Thames and Rice Lake 
Image    Postcard view of the Thames River at St. Marys and the lake formed by the mill dam, built across the river in 1908. Grand Trunk Trail Railway viaduct on the Sarnia line in background. View of North Ward of St. Marys. Condition: worn and scratched "Rice Lake, St. Mary's, Ont., Canada"
Victoria Bridge, St. Marys, Ont. 
Image  Postmarked Aug 16, 19__  Postcard view of Victoria (Queen Street) bridge as it appeared at the time. "Victoria Bridge, St. Marys, Ont."
Victoria Bridge 
ImageMysteries:    Postcard view of the Victoria (Queen Street) bridge in St. Marys as it appeared at the time. In front, 2 girls wearing dresses and hats can be seen standing on blocks of limestone. "Victoria Bridge / St. Marys, Ont."
McKays Mill and Bridge 
Image  Postmarked Nov 7, 1907  Postcard view of McKay's Mill, and in the foreground a wrought iron bridge on stone supports. "Mc Kays Mill and Bridge, St. Marys, Ont."
The Race and Sarnia Bridge, St. Marys 
Image  Postmarked July __, 1909  Postcard view of "The Race" (water flow used for the mills), and in the background the Sarnia railway bridge (still in use) is visible. Four men in a boat are visible, a couple of them tipping their hat to the photographer. This photo was taken by Milton Reesor and is available in the Reesor...
Lakeside Summer Resort, Lakeside, Ontario 
Image  Postmarked Aug 1925  Postcard view of Lakeside, Ontario. With a large lake and lots of landscape, Lakeside is considered a great place to visit during the summer months for boating and other outdoor activities. Groups from St. Marys frequently traveled to this little lake for picnics. "Lakeside Summer Resort,...
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O'Rourke Postcard Album

Postcards from an album donated by Jane (O'Rourke) Peters on October 20th, 2003