Almaguin Highlands Digital Collections
Magnetawan Car Care, 4303 Sparks Street North
Description
Creators
Unknown, Photographer
Gayle Robertson
, Author
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Colour photograph and short history of the property of 4303 Sparks Street. It was at one point Magnetawan Car Care, which included a gas station, a garage, and an apartment.
Inscriptions
4303 Sparks Street North, Magnetawan Car Care
South Part Lot 3, North Part Lot 4, West side

Archie King bought this land from Cleve Miller (George Stewart's son-in-law) after George died in 1944. Archie built a one-story block garage about 1949. He died in 1952, and his son Ray King took over his Dad's bus line and the garage. A second story was added about 1953 to the front half of the garage for an apartment where Ray and Ellen lived. Ray sold to Ed and Mary Grasley in the 1970s. The next owner was Archie King's granddaughter, Susan and her husband Ab. Metaclf in 1983. They added a convenience store in one bay of the garage and later sold to Alice and A1 Cain in 1986.

The apartment was rented out for a time to Gerald and Maureen Coombs, and a teacher. This business has changed hands again and as of 16 June, 2000, Barb & Al Stewart will take possession. Al & Alice are moving west to Calgary.
Date of Publication
1949
Date Of Event
1949 - 2000
Dimensions
Width: 8.5 in
Height: 11 in
Subject(s)
Collection
Gayle Robertson Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.66681 Longitude: -79.64966
Donor
Gayle Robertson
Creative Commons licence
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Terms of Use
For Educational Purposes
Reproduction Notes
For Educational Purposes
Contact
Magnetawan Public Library
Email:magcap@ontera.net
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Magnetawan Car Care, 4303 Sparks Street North


Colour photograph and short history of the property of 4303 Sparks Street. It was at one point Magnetawan Car Care, which included a gas station, a garage, and an apartment.