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Elgin County Court House

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Storage Location
Box 140, Envelope 95477
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 140, Envelope 95477
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Exterior view of the Elgin County Court House and grounds, St. Thomas, ca. 1920, looking southwest from Metcalfe Street. View includes the wall of the Elgin County Jail exercise yard. Note the St. Thomas Street Railway tracks running along Wellington Street. Note the brick surfacing of Metcalfe Street.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Elgin County Courthouse
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Court Houses
Images

Elgin County Court House, St. Thomas, Looking West from Metcalfe Street

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 53
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B1 53
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white postcard showing the Elgin County Court House, St. Thomas, looking west from Metcalfe Street, ca. 1920. The Elgin County Jail is partially visible at left. Caretakers are visible raking and sweeping. A fence surrounds and protects a newly planted tree.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Elgin County Courthouse
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Court Houses
Images

Elgin County Courthouse, St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B2 F2 17
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B2 F2 17
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph showing the Elgin County Courthouse in St. Thomas, Ontario. View is looking west from Metcalfe Street. The Elgin County Jail is partially visible at left.
Name Access
Photographs
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Elgin County Courthouse
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Images

Elgin County Jail

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960-1978
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960-1978
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Jail file
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
File contains black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal articles concerning the Elgin County Jail, 1960-1978.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Newspapers
Justice

Elgin County Jail - $40,000 Addition Under Way

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Jail file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published May 3, 1960 with caption: "Start Jail Addition - The Har-a-Mac Construction Company, St. Thomas, has started work on a new $40,000 addition to the Elgin County Jail. Footing forms were being placed at the site on Tuesday morning. The addition will double the accommodation of the jail, and will include a special detention cell for unruly prisoners, as well as office space. The addition is being made to the east of the present jail and was designed by G. Duncan Black, St. Thomas consulting engineer."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
Black, G. Duncan
Subject Access
Newspapers
Justice
Images

Elgin County Jail - Former Jail Supervisor Honoured

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1977
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1977
Publication
Published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal: April 10, 2010.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Jail file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 15.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 15, 1977 with caption: "Presentation Made to Former Jail Supervisor - Employees of the St. Thomas jail, which has been phased out of the province's penitentiary system, held a final party at the Safari Tavern on Talbot Street Thursday night (April 14, 1977). Among those honoured on the occasion was former Jail Supervisor Read Brown, centre, now deputy-supervisor of the Elgin-Middlesex dentention centre in London, Ontario. Here Guard Lieutenant Charles Donaldson, left, and acting supervisor Jack Lynch, present one of three prints to Mr. Brown."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Newspapers
Justice
Images

Elgin County Jail - Jail Wall Demolished

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Jail file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 14, 1978 with caption: "That's Where the Jail Wall Used To Be - Keith Player, project foreman for the County of Elgin, points towards where the wall separating the male and female exercise yards at the County jail used to be. The two-foot-thick wall was levelled by County workers who are creating a parking lot for County officials at the site of the 104-year-old jail. Mr. Player said there should be room for about 20 cars when the lot is completed. Elgin County Council had originally intended to tear down the outer jail walls as well, but settled for the centre wall when several groups protested the proposed demolition of the historic site."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
Elgin County Council
Subject Access
Newspapers
Justice
Images

Elgin County Jail - Scheduled to Close

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1976
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B3 F6 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1976
Publication
2a was published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, August 20, 2015: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/20551192879/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Jail file
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 26.5 cm
Scope and Content
Four black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published August 28, 1976 with captions:
"Soon to be Closed - The St. Thomas provincial jail, which was built in 1853, is soon to be closed with the opening of the new regional detention centre in London." (C8 Sh4 B3 F6 2a)
"Crowded Cells - Due to the fact that the St. Thomas jail often holds more than the maximum of 17, inmates are often doubled up by putting bunk beds in the five-foot-wide cells." (C8 Sh4 B3 F6 2b)
"Visiting Area - Jail employees posed for this picture illustrating the visiting area. The visitor and inmate are separated by a glass wall." (C8 Sh4 B3 F6 2c)
"Corridor Area - During the day, inmates pass the time in the corridors. Doorways to the individual cells are on the right." (C8 Sh4 B3 F6 2d)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Newspapers
Justice
Images

Historical Photographs of St. Thomas - Elgin County Jail and Men's Jail Yard

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1975
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C9 Sh3 B4 F25 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C9 Sh3 B4 F25 5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1975
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, June 10, 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/35177156121/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Historical Photographs of St. Thomas file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Exterior view of the Elgin County Jail and Men's Jail Yard, St. Thomas, ca. 1975. View is looking northwest from Gladstone Avenue. The wall partially visible at left divided the men's jail yard (visible here in the foreground) from the women's jail yard (out of sight on the other side of the wall).
Published in the City of St. Thomas Centennial Edition of the St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 27, 1981, p. 8A.
Google Street View 2014: http://www.instantstreetview.com/@42.774599,-81.201264,-38.29h,1.77p,1z
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Elgin County Jail
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1934
Storage Location
Box 73, Envelope 21757
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 73, Envelope 21757
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1934
Physical Description
1 negative : glass plate
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Studio portrait, probably of either:
Mrs. Marjorie Facwett, wife of Cyril J. Fawcett, turnkey at the Elgin County Jail, residing at 34 Gladstone Avenue, St. Thomas, ca. 1934; OR
Mrs. Dorothy Fawcett, wife of Willard J. Fawcett, manager of the Capitol Theatre, 560 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, residing at 15 Alma Street, St. Thomas, ca. 1934.
Name Access
Elgin County Jail
Capitol Theatre
Images

Newspaper clippings - Elgin County Jail

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Date Range
1982
Storage Location
Box 106, File 24
R5 S4 Sh6 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 106, File 24
R5 S4 Sh6 B2
Date Range
1982
Scope and Content
Clippings from the The St. Thomas Times-Journal, The London Free Press, The Rodney Mercury and unidentifiable newspapers April and May 1982 concerning the demolition of the Elgin County Jail walls on April 22, 1982.
Jail was located adjacent to the Elgin County Court House.
Articles include:
County council decision to demolish jail yard walls, Outcry expected in Elgin after jail walls torn down, The walls came tumbling-Speedy demolition at historic jail raises hackles and Society digs in to save heritage.
"Elgin Council acts quickly: Jail yard walls come tumbling down": St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 22, 1982 (photocopy). Photo scanned from clipping: ECVFB106F24a.
(originals and photocopies)
Name Access
Elgin County Jail
Elgin County Courthouse
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Images

Profile Photographs, General Interest - Ray MacDonald

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
November 1958
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh3 B8 250
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh3 B8 250
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
November 1958
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Ray MacDonald, governor of Elgin County Jail. Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 28, 1958 (R8 S4 Sh3 B8 250)
Name Access
Elgin County Jail
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Images

Profile Photographs, General Interest - Ray McDonald

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 29, 1959
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
W12 B6 79
  2 images     2 documents  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W12 B6 79
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 29, 1959
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 9 x 3 cm
1 photograph: b&w ; 9.5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Ray McDonald, the Elgin County Jail Governor, with Mrs. J. G. Palmer's annual gift cake for Christmas day. Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on December 21, 1955. (W12 B6 79a)
Black and white profile photograph showing Ray McDonald, the Elgin County Jail Governor. Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 29, 1959. (W12 B6 79b)
Name Access
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Newspapers
Police Services
Images
Documents

Records relating to the discovery of a grave at the former Elgin County Jail Yard

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2010
Storage Location
W1 B3 F16
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
W1 B3 F16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W1 B3 F16
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2010
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Elgin County History series
Physical Description
0.4 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
"During an archeological dig on the courthouse property in the former parking lot area on July 6, 2010, a single grave was unearthed, containing remains of two bodies. The grave was located in the area of the former prison exercise yard, within walls of the jail which was torn down in 1985. An investigation was conducted, and the remains were determined to be those of John Hendershott and William Welter. The archeological dig was undertaken in preparation for a $100-million expansion project at the courthouse facility. The Provincial Registrar of Cemeteries has given notice of the intention to declare the site an unapproved cemetery and, according to a notice, "invites representatives of the persons whose remains may still be interred in the former cemetery to contact the registrar within two weeks after July 28, 2010" (taken from the St. Thomas Times-Journal, July 21, 2010). "On Monday, September 27, the remains of William Welter and John A. Hendershott were reburied in St. Thomas Cemetery on West Avenue, near the Mausoleum. A simple ceremony, in the presence of about 20 people, was conducted by Rev. Roger Landell of First United Church and retired Baptist minister Rev. Clarence Roberts. Local historian Don Cosens also gave a eulogy. Their final resting place is to be marked by two flat markers." (taken from the St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 29, 2010).
Scope and Content
File contains records relating to the discovery of a grave at the former Elgin County Jail Yard. Discovered during an archaeology dig on the courthouse property on July 6, 2010, the grave contained the remains of two bodies, later identified as John Hendershott and William Welter. The file contains a printed copy of an e-mail from the property owner, Shmuel Farhi, with attached documents regarding the bones and process of relocating them, as well as the process of closing the cemetery to allow for development of the site.
Name Access
Elgin County Jail
Elgin County Courthouse
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Access Restriction
Access may be restricted due to privacy legislation. Please consult with the archivist.

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre - Centennial Heritage Tour

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B1 F23 182
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B1 F23 182
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1981
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, May 19, 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/34025167684/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published May 25, 1981 with caption: "Stepping Through Time - About 350 people attended the Centennial Heritage Tour Sunday sponsored by the Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin. Here Maureen Routhier, assisted by her husband Richard, steps through a gate into the courtyard of the old jail behind the courthouse."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Newspapers
Art Gallery
Art Work
Artists
Images

St. Thomas Times-Journal articles relating to the Elgin County Jail

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives63803
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-1978
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
Box 171, File 8
R10 S3 Sh6 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 171, File 8
R10 S3 Sh6 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-1978
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Name Access
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Newspapers

Welch, John Vernon

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives164118
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1947
Accession Number
2008-01
2015-09
Storage Location
Box 185, File 6
R10 S4 Sh2 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
2015-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 185, File 6
R10 S4 Sh2 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1947
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Includes: St. Thomas Times-Journal article, "Welch Held for Murder", published November 21, 1947, describing Welch, formerly from Aylmer, being arrested for the murder of his wife Florence (nee Berry) (ECVF_B185_F6a)
St. Thomas Times-Journal article, "Arrested in Toronto; In Jail Here", published 1947, on the same subject. (ECVF_B185_F6b)
Also includes two negative plates.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Jail
Subject Access
Newspapers
Crime
Justice
Documents

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