Picture St. Marys
London Bridge and Old Water Tower


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It shows the London Bridge leading to the VIA Station, and the Old Water Tower on the skyline. Taken from Station Street, it is facing south across Trout Creek. The London Bridge was constructed in 1857 after a new branch of the Grand Trunk rail line was opened. The first trains passed over the bridge in 1858, and the bridge is still in use today. Built in 1899, the Water Tower served the Town for 90 years as the main tower until 1989, when a new tower was commissioned. The exceptionally preserved old tower remains an important symbol of the community, and was designated as a historical site in 1978.
Notes:
Condition: Good - slight wear on edges and corners, original photograph is slightly discoloured.
Inscriptions:
None
Dimensions:
Width: 13.2 cm
Height: 8.9 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 13.2cm
Image Height: 8.9cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Near, Reg.
Local identifier:
RN7_193
Collection:
Reg Near Postcards
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2631311061478 Longitude: -81.1378196964645
Donor:
Reg Near
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"London Bridge and Old Water Tower." St. Marys Museum, RN7_193.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal research or study; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder. As per request of donors on behalf of Reg Near, the original collection is to remain in the St. Marys Museum building and kept in the archival vault at all times. Retrieval from the vault is allowed for viewing under supervision of St. Marys Museum staff only.
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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London Bridge and Old Water Tower


This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It shows the London Bridge leading to the VIA Station, and the Old Water Tower on the skyline. Taken from Station Street, it is facing south across Trout Creek. The London Bridge was constructed in 1857 after a new branch of the Grand Trunk rail line was opened. The first trains passed over the bridge in 1858, and the bridge is still in use today. Built in 1899, the Water Tower served the Town for 90 years as the main tower until 1989, when a new tower was commissioned. The exceptionally preserved old tower remains an important symbol of the community, and was designated as a historical site in 1978.