Picture St. Marys
The Quarry


Description
Creator:
Florence Harding, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This picture, featuring a wooden, horse drawn wagon beside a wall of limestone, was taken in the Quarry on Water Street before it was allowed to fill with water in 1930. The quarry opened in the mid 1800's but later joined other quarries to form the the Thames Quarry. The company mainly quarried limestone slabs to be used for construction in the town and surrounding areas but smaller chips or powder were also used for other purposes. With the arrival of the St. Marys Cement Company in 1912, the demand for limestone slabs started to decrease until the quarry was no longer needed. By 1930 all usable pieces of machinery were taken out and the two quarries on either side of Water Street were allowed to fill. Though locals began to swim in the pools almost immediately it was not purchased by the town until 1945 and the first official opening for swimming didn't occur until summer 1946. Today the quarry is still a popular swimming location.
Notes:
The image is in fair to poor condition, it is very faded and browned.
Dimensions:
Width: 8.8 cm
Height: 8.7 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 8.8cm
Image Height: 8.5cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Thames Quarry St. Marys Cement Company
Local identifier:
2250ph
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.25009 Longitude: -81.13304
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"The Quarry" St. Marys Museum, 2250ph.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction. High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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The Quarry


This picture, featuring a wooden, horse drawn wagon beside a wall of limestone, was taken in the Quarry on Water Street before it was allowed to fill with water in 1930. The quarry opened in the mid 1800's but later joined other quarries to form the the Thames Quarry. The company mainly quarried limestone slabs to be used for construction in the town and surrounding areas but smaller chips or powder were also used for other purposes. With the arrival of the St. Marys Cement Company in 1912, the demand for limestone slabs started to decrease until the quarry was no longer needed. By 1930 all usable pieces of machinery were taken out and the two quarries on either side of Water Street were allowed to fill. Though locals began to swim in the pools almost immediately it was not purchased by the town until 1945 and the first official opening for swimming didn't occur until summer 1946. Today the quarry is still a popular swimming location.