Volume 43

Risky Business (1st Prize Essay Contest Winner)

January 8, 2019 — Author: Peter Bernardi Publication Date: 2004   Products for sale at 412 Elizabeth Street.   Photo by Joe Bernardi, 1969   The ship "Andrea Doria" experienced a tragic end. when she collided with another ship and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in 1955. Fortunately, her prior voyage brought my uncle, foe Bernardi, safely across the Atlantic from...

→ Read More

The Evolving Streetscape of Waterloo Avenue

January 8, 2019 — Author: Antoin Diamond Publicaion Date: 2004   Waterloo Avenue facing west from Gordon Street after the street railway was plied (1895).  Source: Guelph Museum Archives, 2003   The built landscape is the physical manifestation of the needs, values and cultural traditions of those who create it. It is formed brick by brick, layer by layer through a combination of individual...

→ Read More

The Centry-Old Law Family Home on Neeve Street

January 8, 2019 — Author: Henry Law Publication Date: 2004   Francis Law as a young pioneer.                                                                         14 Neeae Street Guelph   The stone house at 14 Neeve Street...

→ Read More

The Hotell Keepers' Trade: One Family's Expierence in Victorian Guelph (2nd Prize Essay Contest Winner)

January 8, 2019 — Author: Shawn Day Publication Date: 2003   John McAteer, c18843   Few words for our Town Innkeepers, I hope you tnon't get tight, Carry out your business decently from morning until night, So our aisitors by the thousands will return and hnae to say They've been treated in our town of Gueþh in a kind and friendly way.1 - James...

→ Read More

Each for All and All for Each: The Story of The Guelph Co-Operative Association (3rd Prize Essay Contest Winner)

January 8, 2019 — Author: Bonnie Durtnall Publication Date: 2003   The Guelph Co-operatiae Store; one of the strongest in Canada between 1909 and 1912. Source: Canadian Co-operatiae Association   This is the story of an enterprise founded by an unlikely group of entrepreneurs. It is a tale of a "risky business" undertaken by working-class men who felt the need to help out their...

→ Read More

GHS Placeholder

David Mowat, President, Guelph Historical Society, 1999 - 2001

January 8, 2019 — Author: David Mowat, President, 1999-2001 Publication Date: 2003   In March 1998, Ross Irwin telephoned to invite me to join the board of the GHS with the intent of possibly becoming president in 1999. I would become a member-at-large on the board with no specific responsibilities - just observe and participate. I had never even áttended a regular meeting of...

→ Read More