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St. Marys Cement 
still image This image is a photograph from the Reg Near collection. It depicts the St. Marys Cement Plant, looking east towards the main buildings. St Marys Cement was founded in 1912 by John Lind and Alfred Rogers, and is one of the oldest cement companies in North America today.Condition: Good - Some wear...
St. Marys Cement Co. Ltd. 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. St Marys Cement was founded in 1912 by John Lind and Alfred Rogers. Together they led a small group of investors in building a 2 kiln, 180 tonne per day cement plant at a cost of $250,000. St Marys Cement is one of the oldest...
89 Ontario St. S., 1980s 
still image This house is located at 89 Ontario Street South and is an historically designated structure. This photo gives a view of the house as it looked in the early to mid 1980s. The house was historically known as "Mount Pascoe" and is located atop a hill overlooking St. Marys. It was built c. 1870 for...
41 Ontario St. N., 1980s 
still image This house is located at 41 Ontario St. North and looks very similar to this day; this photograph was taken in the early 1980s. Note the curved brackets under the roof eaves. The house features a projecting bay window, an enclosed entryway and an alternating brick quoin pattern along the sides of...
26 Ontario St. S., 1980s 
still image This limestone house located at 26 Ontario St. South is still standing today. It was the home of several notable St. Marys residents. The house was built c. 1870 by Robert Davy, listed as a plasterer in the census. In 1874 the property was sold to Martha Box Nickels, of the well-known Box family....
Cement Mills 
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...
Horseshoe Stone Quarries 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It depicts a crane hoisting stone from the ground, being watched by a man in the background. He is standing on a flatbed rail car with "Grand Trunk" written on the side. The Horseshoe Quarry predated the cement company in St....
St. Andrew Street 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. It shows the west side of St. Andrews Street, looking north towards Queen Street. The original photograph was taken in the winter.Condition: Excellent - No visible wear, some fading on original copy.None
London Bridge 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This photograph features the London Bridge with the old Queen Street overpass bridge in the background. The London Bridge was constructed in 1857 after a new branch of the Grand Trunk rail line was opened. The first trains...
Queen Street Looking East 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. It shows downtown St. Marys looking east down Queen Street. In the immediate foreground are two men, and a horse drawn wagon being carried across the original Victoria Bridge. The original photograph was taken in 1865.Condition:...
Looking South on Water Street 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. It depicts a view looking south down Water Street, past Queen Street. On the left is the former L.A. Ball Funeral Home, and further down the block on the right is the facade of the Opera House and the Oddfellows Block. This picture...
St. Marys Presbyterian Church 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. Construction on the Presbyterian Church began in 1879. In 1881, it was completed at the cost of $12 000. The church is still in service today, and stands on the northeast corner of Wellington and Widder Streets.Condition: Good -...
Garnett House 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. This building was originally constructed on Church Street North in 1869 as a hotel, owned by John W. Pearson. It featured high quality furnishing and a livery stable, which is a parking lot now. After changing hands numerous times...
Central School 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. Originally built in 1858, Central School was torn down and replaced by this building in 1914. It was renovated to add more rooms in 1923, and a gymnasium in 1982. The building still stands today, and is used as an apartment...
160 Maiden Ln., 1980s 
still image This house is located at 160 Maiden Lane and retains many of its original exterior features. The house was built c. 1870 for Milner Hart who was working as a Dominion Land Surveyor at the time of its construction. He lived in the home with his wife, Margaret Robertson, soon after their wedding. In...
St. Marys United Church and Parsonage 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. It depicts the United Church and Parsonage, looking north along Church Street. This Church was built in 1879 as a Methodist Church. On June 10, 1925, the Methodist church officially became The St. Marys United Church, with the...
West Ward School 
still image This image is a copy of a photograph from the Reg Near collection. Opened in January 1866, the West Ward school served to accommodate the large number of students already attending Central School. When the new Central School building was built in 1914, further additions were added to it instead of...
31 King St. S., 1980s 
still image This grand white brick house was built in 1857. The house contains many Neo-Classical elements including the geometric surround detailing over the front door transom window and the commanding symmetrical façade. The house was originally constructed with light salmon-coloured brick, which was...
London Bridge and Old Water Tower 
still image 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...
London Bridge 
still image This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. It is a view of the London Bridge spanning Trout Creek, taken from Station Street facing southeast. In the background, the Water Works can be seen. The London Bridge was constructed in 1857 after a new branch of the Grand...
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