Published in Down the Street to Yesterday, p. 344.
Published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and on the Archives' flickr site: December 5, 2013.
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Canada Southern Railway Freight Office, St. Thomas, ca. 1880, looking southeast from the Canada Southern Railway Station platform. Constructed ca. 1875; demolished ca. 1980. The Canada Southern Railway Shops building can be seen behind and to the right of the freight office - this was the predecessor to the Michigan Central Railway Shops (built 1913, now the Elgin County Railway Museum). Pictured in the background is Michigan Central Railroad Locomotive No. 321, an 1873 Baldwin steam engine (0-4-0). This engine was formerly Canadian Southern Railway Locomotive No. 28, which was converted to Shop Locomotive "A" in St. Thomas, Ontario, in 1903.
glass lantern slide
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 17 (opposite Manitoba to opposite Alma)
Published in Down the Street to Yesterday, p. 341.
September 23, 2020: Published to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
4 negatives : glass plate
Negative 140_95452b is blemished with spots.
Scope and Content
(CP 677 - Negative 2 of 4): Michigan Central Railway (MCR) Park, looking east from the roof of the YMCA building on the southeast corner of Talbot and Ross Streets, ca. 1915. The north side of Talbot Street east, particularly between Horton and Manitoba Streets is visible, including a partial view of Queen's Hotel, the Chant Sperrin dry goods store at 801 Talbot Street on the northeast corner of Talbot and Manitoba Streets. Balaclava Street Public School and Grace Methodist (after 1925 Grace United) Church are also partially visible. A large sign painted on the side of a building reads Restaurant STAG. This image was certainly taken prior to 1928 since the St. Thomas Brewery building (later known as the Brewery Skeleton) began construction in that year and is not visible here.
Image 140_95452a is looking northwest, with the YMCA building on the southeast corner of Ross and Talbot Streets (built in 1914, demolished in 1990) and businesses on the north side of Talbot Street between Flora and Horton Streets visible in the background, including Cook's Drug store (691 Talbot Street), C.H. Schultz wallpaper store (711) and W.E. Rayner, plumber (713).
Image 140_95452b is looking northwest toward the intersection of Talbot and Manitoba Streets. The Chant Sperrin dry goods store at 801 Talbot Street on the northeast corner of Talbot and Manitoba Streets, Moylan & Moylan grocers at 797 Talbot Street on the northwest corner of Talbot and Manitoba Streets and the International Hotel at 819-825 Talbot Street are visible. Balaclava Street Public School and Grace Methodist (after 1925 Grace United) Church are also partially visible. A St. Thomas Street Railway car can be seen travelling east on Talbot Street and a horse and buggy travelling west. A manual push lawn mower used to cut the grass of the park is visible.
Image 140_95452c is looking northwest, similar to image 140_95452a.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 34 (Horton to Manitoba).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 15 (Ross to opposite Horton).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 33 (Flora to Horton).