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City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
multiple media
textual records
Date Range
1948-2001
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2-5
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Creator
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2-5
GMD
graphic material
multiple media
textual records
Date Range
1948-2001
Physical Description
2,055 photographs; b&w and col.
109 slides, col.
1 volume
0.7 cm of textual records
Extent
54 cm
History / Biographical
The City of St. Thomas was incorporated on March 4, 1881. Early services faced challenges due to the small infrastructure at the time. The City Engineering office was crucial in developing a system of waterworks and sewage treatment that improved the lives of City residents, beginning with a brick sewer down Elgin Street in 1882, and continuing with a bylaw for the creation of a waterworks in 1890. The latter went so smoothly that it was supplying the City with water since January 1891. The City Engineer at the time, James A. Bell, also designed a fire hall around 1882. The Engineering Department continued to maintain pre-existing sewers and install new ones, branching the sewer system out as the city expanded, including going into the Homedale area. During this time, the City documented the installation or maintenance of pre-existing sewers through photographs, as well as other projects under their jurisdiction.
Custodial History
Records were given to the Archives by Aaron VanOorspronk, Senior Technologist with the City of St. Thomas.
Scope and Content
The City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds consists primarily of photographs, both black and white and in colour, documenting structural defects in sidewalks and sewers, repairs, road widenings and other projects, alongside general documentation of roads, sewers, and buildings in St. Thomas, primarily from the 1940s through the 1970s.
This fonds consists of three series:
1. Events: Documentation, including reports, clippings, and photographs, surrounding large or notable events in which the City Engineer or Engineering Department was involved.
2. Photographs: Photographs documenting paving issues, sewer or maintenance work, or other projects done by City Engineering crew, arranged alphabetically by street name. Also includes a handful of miscellaneous images, filed in original order, documenting places, events, or items, such as dog pounds or storm damage.
3. Projects: Photographs, slides, and textual documents relating to more recent projects, from the 1970s up until 1998, often documenting the different stages of a large-scale project.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Municipal Corporations
Municipal Offices
Municipal Services
Public Buildings

City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Events series

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1947-1972
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F1-3
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Creator
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F1-3
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1947-1972
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Events series
Physical Description
311 photographs; b&w and col.
1 volume
0.7 cm of textual records
Custodial History
Records were given to the Archives by Aaron VanOorspronk, Senior Technologist with the City of St. Thomas.
Scope and Content
The Events series comprises reports, clippings, documentation, and photographic records relating to certain large events that the Engineering Department was called to handle. It consists of 3 files:
The Timken Plant Flood a5round the Carr Drain, 1947
The Mill Creek Viaduct construction, including in-progress construction photographs
The Governor-General's 1972 visit to Alma College, showing the City Engineer needing to plan detours and decide which roads to close.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Municipal Corporations
Municipal Offices
Municipal Services
Public Buildings

City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1948-2001
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F4-25
R8 S5 Sh3 B3
R8 S5 Sh3 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B5 F1-18
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Creator
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F4-25
R8 S5 Sh3 B3
R8 S5 Sh3 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B5 F1-18
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1948-2001
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1,597 photographs; b&w and col.
Custodial History
Records were given to the Archives by Aaron VanOorspronk, Senior Technologist with the City of St. Thomas.
Scope and Content
The Photographs series is made up of a collection of photographs, arranged alphabetically by street or subject, that document construction projects, damage, accidents, and conditions around the city.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Municipal Corporations
Municipal Offices
Municipal Services
Public Buildings

City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Projects series

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1969-1998
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B5 F19-25
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Creator
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B5 F19-25
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1969-1998
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Projects series
Physical Description
147 photographs; b&w and col.
74 slides
7 negatives
Custodial History
Records were given to the Archives by Aaron VanOorspronk, Senior Technologist with the City of St. Thomas.
Scope and Content
The Projects series consists of slides, photographs, negatives, and other material documenting specific improvement projects undertaken by the City.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Municipal Corporations
Municipal Offices
Municipal Services
Public Buildings
Arrangement
Chronological

Timken Plant Flood (Carr Drain)

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1947
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F1
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F1
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1947
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Events series
Physical Description
14 photographs, b&w
0.1 cm textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting flood damage from the Carr Drain, reports from the Timken Plant concerning the flood's effect on operations, and notes from the Engineering department about conditions in drains throughout the city.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Timken Co. Ltd.
Subject Access
Floods
Drains
Engineers
Images

Mill Creek Viaduct Construction

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives168770
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1948
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F2
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1948
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Events series
Physical Description
1 volume
289 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 volume documenting the construction stages of the Mill Creek Viaduct.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers

Governor-General Visit, 1972

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives168771
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1972
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F3
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F3
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1972
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Events series
Physical Description
8 photographs, col.
1 volume
0.6 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook, including letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings, documenting the Governor-General's visit to Alma College in 1972, alongside letters, reports, and maps from the Engineering Department in preparation for the visit.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Alma College
Subject Access
Engineers

Aerial Photographs

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1998-2001
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F4
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1998-2001
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
61 photographs, col.
Scope and Content
Aerial photographs of Highbury Avenue (1998), and general aerial photographs of St. Thomas, 2001.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers

Balaclava Street

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1959
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F5
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1959
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
4 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
4 black-and-white photographs mounted on black cardstock, labelled "Photos of 124 Balaclava Street for City Treasurer".
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images

Barwick Street

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1956
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F6
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1956
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
3 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
3 black-and-white photographs mounted on black cardstock.
The first is labelled, "Barwick St. East Looking east from Mill Street".
The second is labelled, "5608 Barwick St. West looking east showing depression for ditch".
The third is labelled, "5608; North side of Barwick West looking east"
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F7
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
3 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
3 black-and-white photographs mounted on cardstock. They are undated and unlabelled except for "Bell Ave Grading"
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1958
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F8
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1958
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
12 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
12 black-and-white photographs of Brant Avenue mounted on cardstock.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1959-1960
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F9
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1959-1960
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
37 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
37 blackand-white photographs of Burwell Road mounted on black cardstock.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1956-1958
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F10
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1956-1958
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
9 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
9 black-and-white photographs of Carr Drain mounted on cardstock.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1946
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F11
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1946
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
3 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
3 black-and-white photographs of Cedar Street prior to sewer construction, mounted on cardstock.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images

Celestine Street

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives168780
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
n.d.
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F12
  3 images     2 websites  
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F12
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
n.d.
Publication
F12 2 was posted on Facebook and Twitter: July 23, 2021.
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
3 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
3 black-and-white photographs of Celestine Street mounted on cardstock.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
URL Notes
First URL directs to a social media post featuring the image F12 2, published on July 23, 2021.
Second URL directs to a more recent street view.
Images
Websites / Street View
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F13
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F13
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1960
Publication
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F13 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 were posted on Facebook: July 2, 2019.
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
10 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
10 black-and-white photographs of Centre Street mounted on cardstock.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images

Chester Street

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives168782
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1951
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F14
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F14
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1951
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
9 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
9 black-and-white photographs of Chester Street, taken around October 1951.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers
Images

Chestnut Street

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1949-1960
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F15
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F15
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1949-1960
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
55 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
55 black-and-white photographs of Chestnut Street and construction projects.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers

Churchill Crescent

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Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1946-1958
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F16
Repository
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B2 F16
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1946-1958
Series
City of St. Thomas Engineering Department fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
21 photographs, b&w
Scope and Content
21 black-and-white photographs of Churchill Crescent mounted on cardstock.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Engineers

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