A black and white photograph showing 1 Wellington Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, which was the McLachlin family home. It was built in 1878 for Archibald McLachlin, former St. Thomas mayor and philathropist who established a bookstore in St. Thomas as well as the Canadian Home Journal in 1859. A caption beneath the image reads "The House".
Photograph is part of an album acquired from the McLachlin home.
A black and white photograph showing the house located at 6 Oliver Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, circa 1900. From left to right, the individuals pictured are identified as: Agnes Madden, Benjamin Brooks (brick mason), Mabel Madden, Jack Madden, and [first name unknown] Brooks.
The reverse has the following caption handwritten in pencil: "grandpa and grandma Brooks (Grandmother Madden's parents), Daddy in the doorway, Aunt Aggie and Aunt Mabel on left"
A black and white photograph showing the house located at 9 Oliver Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, circa 1900. From left to right, the individuals pictured are identified as: Florence Madden, Harry Madden, Henry Payne Madden, Ben Madden, Jack Madden (born January 14, 1874 in Toronto), Mrs. Henry Payne (Jane Melina Brooks) Madden, Jane Madden (eldest child) and Agnes Madden. The family came to Canada in April 1874, where they first settled in Toronto, Ontario until relocating to St. Thomas, Ontario.
Three black and white photographs showing 11 Elizabeth Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. (6c) shows an unidentified individual standing on the front porch of the home, showing 24, 26 and 28 Elizabeth Street in the background, as well as the house located at Elizabeth and Southwick Streets (36 Southwick Street).
link shows a more contemporary view provided by Google Maps street view.
Two copies of a black and white photograph showing the Geddes family home located at 16 Pearl Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. The home was on the southwest corner of Pearl and Curtis Streets. An unidentified individual is pictured on the front porch, likely a member of the Geddes family.
A black and white photograph showing the exterior of 18 Yarwood Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. The reverse of the photograph has a handwritten note: "18 Yarwood / Mrs. Ann [Herd?] died Mar. 15, 1929 at 83 / June 1924"
A black and white photograph showing a view of the house located at 23 East Street in St. Thomas, in circa 1880. An abstract from the Elgin County Land Registry Office was included with the image, which shows that the property was transferred from Amasa Wood and his wife to Sarah Jane McKay and John W. McKay on February 24, 1878. On April 24, 1906, there is an additional deed recorded that transfers the property from Sarah Jane Mckay to Robert W. Johnson. This was later
A black and white photograph showing 24 Margaret Street in St. Thomas, Ontario, owned by the Gilbert family. Marwood A. Gilbert is seated on the verandah. Today, it is 30 Margaret Street.
This house was demolished in the 1960’s.
In September 2020, Steve Peters posted this picture on facebook with the following caption: "30 Margaret Street today. The Gilbert House at the south end of Margaret Street was constructed by Marwood A Gilbert, an agent (bank manager) for the Imperial Bank in 1878. This image is looking west. The first comment is a view looking south in the 1920's. (note the changes in the porch) It was described by the St.Thomas Journal in November 1878 as "a fine 2 1/12 story brick dwelling, Cost $6000. Henry Lindop, Contractor (he was the builder of Alma College, plus hundreds of other local buildings). N. R. Darrach, Architect (this would be one of his earliest designs, Centre Street Baptist, Grand Central Hotel, City Hall, Wellington St. School, Elgin Court House, are some of his others.) The house was last owned by Allen Cliffe and was demolished in 1967 and replaced by the current home".
The information about the current address, and the fact it was demolished in the 1960s, was provided by Steve Peters in September 2020.