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John Forsyth Company Limited, Waterloo, Ontario
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Exterior of the building located at Albert and Dupont Streets (former Market Hotel) used to manufacture shirts, underwear and pajamas by the John Forsyth company. Building converted to living space in the 1990s.
Notes
Company started in 1903 as a distributor of pins, thread, buttons, celluloid collars and other items, then began selling shirts and ties as well as other clothing items and purchased the Star Whitewear building at Duke and Young streets in Kitchener in 1908.
In 1914 it purchased the William Kress Company on King Street south, and in 1916 bought the former Market Hotel, constructed in 1855 at Albert and Dupont Streets, to make pajamas and underwear.
Company sold in 1973. This factory was closed in 1996 and production moved to Cambridge.

Converted to living space in the 1990s.
Date of Original
1992
Date Of Event
1992
Dimensions
Width: 13 cm
Height: 9 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 13cm
Image Height: 9cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
831 002
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.466025 Longitude: -80.523434
Copyright Statement
Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Waterloo Public Library
Email:askus@wpl.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

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John Forsyth Company Limited, Waterloo, Ontario


Exterior of the building located at Albert and Dupont Streets (former Market Hotel) used to manufacture shirts, underwear and pajamas by the John Forsyth company. Building converted to living space in the 1990s.