Volume 46

Quarries and Quarrymen: The Limestone Industry In Guelph

December 18, 2018 — Author: Leanne Piper Publication Date: 2007   Guelph's most impressive aesthetic quality - its abundant historic limestone architecture - is no accident. Three essential compo- nents for a rich architectural legacy came together at the right time and place in Guelph. The geography of the town offered an accessible and abundant supply of dolomite limestone. A plentiful supply of hard-...

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The Most Important Craftsman In Town

December 18, 2018 — Author: Bonnie Durtnall Publication Date: 2007   Guelph was founded on April 23, 1827, the product of John Galt and the Canada Company Charter of August 1826.1 It was a planned community - a metropolis with a particular intent - designed to be a service centre for the rural hinterland surrounding it. With this in mind, the site selected was...

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Macdonald Consolidated School: "A Noble Experiment"

December 18, 2018 — Author: Tanya Wright Publication Date: 2007   Since 1980, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre has played host to a range of contemporary and historical art collection, from around the world. The MSAC is a public gallery situated at a main thoroughfare in central Guelph and in close proximity to the University of Guelph's most historic buildings. The three-storey, red-brick building...

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The First Canadian Olympic Champion: George Orton of Guelph

December 18, 2018 — Author: Greg Oakes Publication Date: 2007   George Orton crosses the finish line in the 2,500 metre steeplechase run øt the 1900 Olympics in Paris, establishing a new world record. Image courtesy of the Collections of the University of Pennsylvania Archives. George Orton of Guelph, Ontario was the first Canadian to win a meadal at an Olympic Games. He won...

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A Gift to Guelph: Greta Shutt, 1891 - 1977

December 18, 2018 — Author: Gloria Dent Publication Date: 2007   In her later years, Greta Shutt was known as Guelph's Great Lady; her active, varied career had brought many honours and accolades, and her wisdom was readily acknowledged. Witty, homespun speeches at high school coÍunencements ensured a certain notoriety among the young, who still remember her Rose Bowl prize and her affiliation with...

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