Three copies of a black and white photograph showing the exterior of the Granite Arena, located on the northeast corner of Metcalfe and Centre Streets, St. Thomas, ca. 1945. View is looking northeast along Metcalfe Street from Centre Street and includes a rear and side view of the hardware store operated by Arthur J. Gloin on the southeast corner of Talbot and Metcalfe Streets. The Supertest Service Station on the northwest corner of Talbot and Pearl Streets is visible in the background. Michigan Central Railway/New York Central Railway tracks running east-west just north of Centre Street are visible.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 8 (Metcalfe to Elgin).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 25 (St. George to Pearl).
Published in "Harvest of Memories: Elgin's History Through a Photographer's Lens-Volume II" on page 161.
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25 cm on sheet 29 x 35 cm
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Black and white photograph showing the Michigan Central Railroad Employees Band, St. Thomas, Ontario, posed on the front steps of the Elgin County Court House, 1920. John Jackson photograph. Standing, left to right: P. Cain (President), R. Eddleston (Secretary), Ed. Mitchener, P. Powless, Ed. McGhee, R. Knight, Wm. Waters, R. Bell, Wm. Smith, Wm. Robinson, Fred. Hardy, C.W. Adams (Hon. Secretary), E.R. Webb (Hon. President). Sitting, middle row, left to right: F. Crute, J. Gant, E. Andrews, W. Taylor (Leader), F. McLauchlan, W. Barnwell, S. Read, J. Atkinson. Sitting, front row, left to right: J. Mitchener, J. Schuyler, D. Wilkinson, C. Hayden, A. Demcie, A. Allen, Chas. Rowe." Peter Powless, 190064 served in the First World War as a member of the 91st Battalion. This photograph was published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, July 24, 1920, p. 9.