Photocopy of a Bygone Days feature, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal in circa 1980s. Image of the Elgin County Registry Office in St. Thomas, Ontario. Below the image is the following caption:
"HISTORICAL BUILDING...The Elgin County Registry Office is located beside the courthouse on Wellington Street."
Two copies of a black and white photograph showing the Elgin County Court House, St. Thomas, 1982. View is looking southeast from Wellington Street. The Elgin County Registry Office is partially visible at left. A note on the back of the photograph indicates it was submitted by student Rob Stokes as an assignment in Fanshawe College course Phot 111 for instructor Peter Lemon in March, 1982.
-Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, August 26, 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/28625725964/in/dateposted-public/.
-July 11, 2019: Posted on Facebook
-October 16, 2020: Posted on Facebook
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
1 photograph : b&w ; 23.5 x 35 cm on mat 40 x 51 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the exterior of the Elgin County Court House, St. Thomas decorated with Union Jack flags and banners. Shows the scene of the official visit on May 6, 1914 of the Governor General, HRH the Duke of Connaught and his daughter Princess Patricia: their itinerary included a brief stop at the Court House and the corner stone laying ceremony for the new St. Thomas YMCA building on the southeast corner of Talbot and Ross Streets. View is looking southeast and includes the Elgin County Registry Office (during their visit, an oak tree was planted near the Registry Office). Photograph was probably taken from an upper storey window of the house at 5 Wellington Street (northwest corner of Queen and Wellington Streets), owned at the time by William R. Jackson, President of Jacksons Limited jewelers and opticians.
Photograph is mounted on cardboard embossed in the lower right corner with the name of photographer James H. Hopkins, St. Thomas.
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Historical Photographs of St. Thomas file
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Exterior view of the Elgin County Registry Office, St. Thomas in 1981. View is looking northwest from the intersection of Metcalfe Street and Gladstone Avenue. The Elgin County Registry Office was built in 1874 for $7,728, and was designed by a reknowned Toronto architect at the time, Kivas Tully. It is an asymmetrical one-storey building constructed of buff-colour brick in an Italianate style. "County Registry Office" is incribed on a sandstone block that decorates the north gable.
Published in the City of St. Thomas Centennial Edition of the St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 27, 1981, p. 8C.
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