Picture St. Marys
Old Quarry


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This is a photo of one of the old limestone quarries in St. Marys. Inside, you can see some people and a couple of horses.

Quarrying was a major industry in early St. Marys history, but in 1920 the quarries closed because there was no longer a demand for stone. By 1930, all machinery had been removed from the quarries and they were allowed to fill with water, immediately making the quarry a popular place for swimming. However, it wasn't until 1945 that the Town purchased the property and officially opened the east quarry as a public swimming pool. The Quarry has been a popular place for locals to swim ever since.
Notes:
Condition: good.
Dimensions:
Width: 14.9 cm
Height: 10.1 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 14.9cm
Image Height: 10.1cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
macke106
Collection:
Macke Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2504650977818 Longitude: -81.1478887091064
Donor:
Marlene Macke
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Macke Collection. "Old Quarry" St. Marys Museum, macke106.
Location of Original:
Location of original is unknown. Copy is in 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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Old Quarry


This is a photo of one of the old limestone quarries in St. Marys. Inside, you can see some people and a couple of horses.

Quarrying was a major industry in early St. Marys history, but in 1920 the quarries closed because there was no longer a demand for stone. By 1930, all machinery had been removed from the quarries and they were allowed to fill with water, immediately making the quarry a popular place for swimming. However, it wasn't until 1945 that the Town purchased the property and officially opened the east quarry as a public swimming pool. The Quarry has been a popular place for locals to swim ever since.