Picture St. Marys
156 Queen St. W., 1980s 
still image This image shows the house at 156 Queen Street West in the mid-1980s. The house was built c. 1880 and is still standing today. Numerous St. Marys residents have lived in the home since it was built including Daniel S. Rupert, a local dentist and politician, and the Harris family among many...
150 Queen St. W., 1980s 
still image This house, still standing today, provides an example of Gothic Revival style elements commonly used in mid to late-19th century construction. The house has a tall, narrow central dormer with bargeboard ornamentation reminiscent of the window tracery seen in church windows. A long pointed finial...
144 Queen St. W., 1980s 
still image This picture shows the house located at 144 Queen Street West as it looked in the early to mid 1980s. This house is still standing today and is an historically designated structure. The house was built c. 1865 for early settler James McKay. It was constructed with limestone and contains many...
Collegiate Institute 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It depicts the North Ward School looking northwest from Wellington Street North. Opened in January 1875, the decision to build a school was under much deliberation, but eventually allowed as a response to population growth...
Knox Presbyterian Church 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This was the third Knox Presbyterian Church, looking southwest from Church Street South. The first church, built in 1897, burned down in 1891. Rebuilt at a cost of $15 000, the second church was also lost to a fire in 1905....
First Baptist Church 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It is a view of the First Baptist Church, looking northwest from Church Street South. Although a previous Baptist Church was founded in St. Marys in 1867, this one at 34 Church Street South was built in 1902. Built in a...
Interior of Roman Catholic Church 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It is a view of the interior of the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, predominantly the sanctuary, with the altar and communion rail visible. Large wooden trusses support the roof of the church, and at this period in time, the...
Anglican Church Rectory 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It depicts the Rectory of the St. James Anglican Church, which can be seen rising above the trees in the background. Built in 1890, it quickly became a valuable asset to the parish, hosting groups, meetings, and events prior...
St. James Anglican Church 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. The shows the south side of the St. James Anglican Church and tower. The original church was built in 1856, and is a 40 by 60 foot limestone structure. Instead of tearing down and rebuilding as the congregation grew, there...
In the Cemetery 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. The first burial in the protestant part of the St. Marys Cemetery was in December, 1885. This "new" cemetery was a replacement for three much smaller, adjoining burial grounds on Elgin Street belonging to the Anglican,...
Entrance to the Cemetery 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It shows the front gates and lane way of the St. Marys Cemetery. The first burial in the protestant part of the St. Marys Cemetery was in December, 1885. This "new" cemetery was a replacement for three much smaller, adjoining...
St. Marys District Collegiate Institute 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It depicts the front entrance of St. Marys District Collegiate & Vocational Institute. On the back is an invitation to the All Years Reunion from 2005. After the Second World War, St. Marys underwent numerous construction...
St. Marys Collegiate Institute 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It depicts the St. Marys Collegiate Institute, looking southeast. Built in 1875, its most famous graduate was Arthur Meighen, who was the ninth Prime Minister of Canada. The school had been added onto many times, and was a...
Portland Cement Factory 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This is the Portland Cement Factory in St. Marys, which was one of the most modern and productive mills at the time. In 1912, the factory produced over 1400 barrels, or 158 000 litres, of cement each day. The St. Marys Cement...
Post Office 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This is the St. Marys Post Office, built in 1956 to replace the aging building on Water Street South, which is now a restaurant. Standing on Wellington Street South, this red-bricked building originally held the station of...
Old Boys Reunion 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It shows a gathering of people and cars in front of the Town Hall on Queen Street. This was for the Old Boys Reunion in 1912, which featured an automobile parade down Queen Street, part of which can be seen in the...
Public Library 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It shows the façade of the Public Library from Church Street facing northeast. The Library was built in 1905, after the town received a $10 000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. To the right of the building there is an artillery...
Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. The Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 149 King Street North. This Gothic Revival style stone church was built in 1892. This architectural style was commonly used in the construction of churches in Canada...
Queen Street Looking West 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It shows a view of Queen Street, looking west from Church Street. There are several women gathered outside the storefront on the left, and on crossing the street towards a horse and buggy. On the ride side of the street, the...
View from Town Hall 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This photograph was taken at the corner of Queen and Church Street, facing north. It depicts a man walking towards the camera, and two horse-drawn carts on Church Street behind him. On the right side of the image is the side...
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