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Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
View of St. Thomas, looking westward, ca. 1955, featuring the Canada Southern Railway station on the left. The Michigan Central Railroad park and Talbot Street is pictured north of the station. Picture probably taken from the top of the old skeleton building, was original built for a brewery. Housed Monarch Knit and Merlin Motors.Photograph is from the Ken Verrell Collection.
Black and white aerial photograph by Ron Nelson, London, Ontario, showing the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) (originally Pere Marquette) Railway turntable, eight-stall roundhouse, shops building, power house and yards on the northeast corner of Elm Street and Wilson Avenue, St. Thomas, ca. 1942. Residences and farm properties on the south side of Elm Street are visible. Pinafore Park and Pinafore Lake are visible in the background, including the Michigan Central Railway pumphouse at the northern end of the lake where it meets Elm Street. The floating diving board in Pinafore Lake is visible. A warehouse at the bottom of the photo is marked with the business name "H.E. Johnson & Son Coal, Coke".