“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Industry & Commerce Historical Markers

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Australia, New South Wales, Lithgow — The Great Zig ZagLithgow
A railway zig zag is a series of reversing ramps used to avoid very steep grades. John Whitton, Engineer in Chief NSW Government Railways 1856-90, chose this as the economical method for the descent from Clarence to Lithgow. Built during 1866-69 by . . . — Map (db m59808) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Inglis), Tamworth — Electric Street Lighting
Tamworth N.S.W. was the first town in Australia to introduce electric street lighting by means of two 18kw steam driven Crompton dynamos. Electricity was supplied to 52 street lights using 140 Swan incandescent lamps and 7 Crompton carbon arc lamps. . . . — Map (db m70695) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Northumberland), Morpeth — Historic Arnott Bakehousecirca 1851
This historic Bakehouse was built by Richard Chapman during 1851. Chapman was a property owner, butcher and businessman of Morpeth whose residency extended from at least 1850 to his death in 1867. The building has technical value as a rare, . . . — Map (db m70687) HM
Australia, Tasmania, Latrobe — Edwin Maw1858
The Lucas Platypus Experience is housed in a classified building on the register of the National Trust Estate. In 1858 George Atkinson built a licensed hotel “The Royal Charter Inn” on the present site. At the time he imported from . . . — Map (db m70668) HM
Australia, Tasmania, Launceston — Launceston Gasworks
Lighting up Launceston First established in 1858, the Launceston Gasworks charts the growth of the gas industry in Tasmania and the development of the city of Launceston itself. The site was purchased in 1858 by the Launceston Gas . . . — Map (db m70667) HM
Australia, Victoria, Port Fairy — SS Casino
Top Marker This memorial was unveiled July 8 1934 by Mrs. C.A. Melhuish daughter of Captain Thomas Boyd first master of the S.S. Casino. Middle Marker Borough of Port Fairy This commemorative plaque is to . . . — Map (db m83435) HM
Australia, Victoria (Campaspe (Shire)), Echuca — The Only Classified Brothel in Victoria
This Establishment Built About 1878 Is The Only Classified Brothel in Victoria The house consists of 3 small rooms on each floor, the upper rooms being reached by a staircase leading into a sheltered lane running off Little Hopwood street, . . . — Map (db m70630) HM
Australia, Victoria (Mount Alexander (Shire)), Maldon — Porcupine Flat Dredge
This bucket dredge was operated here by George Heywood, Eric Baumann and others, for about 30 years, until it was abandoned in 1984. It was one of the last dredges operated in Victoria. It is a relatively small bucket dredge, but is one of few to . . . — Map (db m70631) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — "Golden Eagle"“Goldener Adler”
Errichtet im Zuge des Wiederaufbaues nach dem Brand von 1450 zählt der Goldene Adler am Unteren Stadtplatz zu den ältesten und –durch seinen Laubenvorbau – auch stattlichsten Gasthäusern von Innsbruck. Die spätgotischen Fassadenfresken . . . — Map (db m68141) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — Goethe Stayed HereHier weilte Goethe
Hier weilte Goethe, diese Tatsache wird wohl jeden Fremden, der Innsbruck besucht, in die Goethe-Stube sühren. Hier weilte Kaiser Josef II. Hier weilte Andreas Hofer: Mehr zu sagen ist unnötig. In der Goethe Stube verkehren die Tiroler Künstler . . . — Map (db m68182) HM
Brazil, Amazonas, Manaus — Praça São SebastiãoMonumento Comemorativo a Abertura dos Portos — Monument to the Opening of the [Amazon] Ports
[Panel 1] Mandado Construir em MDCCCXCIX pelo Exmo Senr. Jose Cardoso Ramalho Júnior, Governador do Estado do Amazonas. [In English: Construction Ordered, 1899, by His Excellency, Mr. Jose Cardoso Ramalho Junior, Governor of the State . . . — Map (db m26407) HM
Alberta, Devon — Leduc-Woodbend Oil FieldLe Site Pétrolifière Leduc-Woodbend
The development of this field in 1947 marked a turning point in the history of the Alberta petroleum industry. After the drilling of Leduc No. 1, the geographical focus of the industry shifted from Turner Valley northward to the central plains area, . . . — Map (db m8856) HM
Alberta, Turner Valley — Turner Valley Gas Plant
This plant, which was critical to the development of the Turner Valley oil field, is the earliest gas processing facility built in Canada and the only survivor of its type. The present complex was begun in 1921 after a fire destroyed the original . . . — Map (db m8825) HM
Alberta, Waterton — Dream TownVille de Rêve
ENGLISH INSCRIPTION Western Canada’s first producing oil was drilled in this valley at the turn of the 20th century. This success spurred further activity in this area, attracting more drilling and workers. A.P. Patrick, an investor . . . — Map (db m82965) HM
Alberta, Waterton — Oil & ArchitecturePétrole et Architecture
ENGLISH INSCRIPTION Did you know Waterton contains two national historic sites? Many more are nearby, some managed by Parks Canada and some by other agencies and groups. National historic sites celebrate over 1,500 places, persons . . . — Map (db m82964) HM
Alberta, Waterton — Western Canada's 1st Producing Oil Well1er Puits De Pétrole Producteur de L'ouest Canadien
ENGLISH INSCRIPTION (Panel 1) Bears Discover Oil?! Oil seeps in this area were well known to Aboriginal peoples, who may have found them while observing bears. Bears are attracted by the smell of oil and may roll in . . . — Map (db m80302) HM
British Columbia (Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District), Port Alberni — Forest Industry in British ColumbiaL’Industrie Forestiere en Colombie-Britannique
Harvesting of the forest has long been an important aspect of life on the Pacific Coast. The native people were the first to utilize this valuable resource in the construction of dwellings, canoes, and implements. In the nineteenth century, spars . . . — Map (db m9192) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Brentwood Bay — Above The Sunken Garden
The mound in the centre of the quarry was of an inferior grade of limestone and therefore not quarried. Left intact, it provided a natural viewpoint amid the developing garden beds. Jennie Butchart planted a pair of arbor vitae (trees of . . . — Map (db m74451) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Brentwood Bay — Ross Fountain Lookout
This smaller quarry was a source of limestone in the 1860s. It was here that Ian Ross, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Butchart, devised his spectacular fountain with the assistance of his plumber, Adrian Butler and his electrician, Vic Dawson. The . . . — Map (db m74441) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Brentwood Bay — Ross Fountain Lookout
Directly behind the Ross Fountain lies Tod Inlet and the site of the Vancouver Portland Cement Company established in 1904. Adjacent to the plant at Tod Inlet was a village that housed the employees. — Map (db m74444) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Brentwood Bay — Soda Fountain Sit-In
The factory buildings have been demolished and the land is now designated as provincial parkland. The one remaining chimney is within The Butchart Gardens and stands as a beacon to the cement industry it once served. — Map (db m74447) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Brentwood Bay — Sunken Garden Lake Sit-in
Limestone was also quarried up the hill from the Sunken Garden. It was transported in ore buckets suspended on cables high above ground from some half a mile away. — Map (db m74432) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Brentwood Bay — The Quarry Walls
The barren rock face of the quarry presented Jennie Butchart with a challenge. She hung in a bosun's chair to plant ivy in the crevices in the rock walls. — Map (db m74437) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Brentwood Bay — The Sunken Garden Lake
The deepest part of the quarry floor was sealed, lined and allowed to fill with water from a natural spring forming a lake 40 ft deep in places. Mr. Butchart stocked the pool with trout which would rise to the surface to be fed when he clapped . . . — Map (db m74438) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Sidney — Waterfront Industries
Before town planning and notions of the picturesque, waterfronts were convenient for industrial development. As a transportation hub, Sidney's waterfront boasted a sawmill, a cannery, boatworks and roofing plant, besides rail and ship . . . — Map (db m75465) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Leiser BuildingBuilt 1896
Simon Leiser & Co., Wholesale Grocers, was the largest business of it kind in British Columbia when this warehouse was built. The building featured a central electric elevator with tracks radiating from the elevator on each floor for ease of . . . — Map (db m49101) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — S.J. Pitts, ImporterBuilt 1882
This is one of the earlier brick warehouse in the area, replacing previous wooden construction. Sidney Pitts, like other businessmen on Yates Street, operated a wholesale grocery, provision and produce business.

Stuccoed for may years, the . . . — Map (db m49102) HM

British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Shop/WarehouseBuilt 1883
This two-story brick building in the Italianate style was one of several shop/warehouses in Victoria’s warehouse district. Originally occupied by W.J. Jeffree, pioneer clothier, the building later housed F.R. Stewart & Co. Provisioners. The . . . — Map (db m49124) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Bank BuildingFirst Opened for Business on April 19, 1886 — Project Architect: Mr. W.H. Williams
When the building opened, it was the second largest in Victoria with a total area 5,230 square feet. The original drawings came from London, England. Using brick on a stone foundation, Mr. Williams combined cast iron columns, lintels, and sills . . . — Map (db m48522) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Bell Tower
You are standing in Bastion Square. The Hudson’s Bay Company, whose legacy continues at the store on Government Street, established Fort Victoria here in 1843.

Acting on behalf of the British Columbia Government, the company sold the surrounding . . . — Map (db m49227) HM

British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Majestic TheatreBuilt c1860 — Alterations: 1885; 1909; 1917
This building first housed Moore’s Music Hall (Victoria’s earliest existing theatre) upstairs, above Nathanial Moore’s dry goods store. In 1885, a new facade was constructed to match the new building next door, with identical cast iron columns. . . . — Map (db m49125) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Signing Post
You are standing in Bastion Square. The Hudson’s Bay Company, whose legacy continues at the store on Government Street, established Fort Victoria here in 1843. Map (db m49080) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Thomas Earle WarehouseBuilt 1900
Thomas Earle was a local wholesale grocer and provision merchant whose business dated back to 1869. This building, constructed for $10,000 and designed by architect Thomas Hopper, features a large brick arch and two finials flanking a central . . . — Map (db m49099) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Waddington Alley
Built by B.C. pioneer Alfred Waddington, this alley was intended to maximize access to, and use of, three privately-owned lots during the Fraser River gold rush of 1858.

Initially, “a number of cheap shops” were erected which, by . . . — Map (db m49100) HM

British Columbia (Cariboo Regional District), 150 Mile House — To the Goldfields!
In the 1860s, the fabulous Cariboo goldfields were a lure to thousands. Miners, traders, and adventurers, many afoot, some with wheelbarrows, shared the pioneer route with mule trains, plodding oxen, freight wagons, and swaying stage-coaches. . . . — Map (db m8857) HM
British Columbia (Cariboo Regional District), Barkerville — Cariboo Gold FieldsDistricts Aurifères de Cariboo — Barkerville - Historic Town
English: A search for the source of placer gold found on lower parts of the Fraser River led to discoveries of lode mines in the Cariboo, of which Williams Creek, is said to have yielded $19,000,000. As a centre of population in the . . . — Map (db m42712) HM
British Columbia (Cariboo Regional District), Barkerville — Cornish Wheel & Pump
This overshot water wheel is 16 feet in diameter. It is modeled after wheels and pumps used in the tin mines of Cornwall. The early miners found that the pay gravel often lay 40 to 100 feet under the surface. The wheels were used to pump the water . . . — Map (db m42710) HM
British Columbia (Cariboo Regional District), Quesnel — Cottonwood House
For over half a century the Boyd family operated this haven for man and beast. Here weary travellers found lodging, food, and drink. Here fresh horses were hitched to stage-coaches and miners bought supplies. This historic road-house, built in 1864 . . . — Map (db m42766) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Vancouver — BC Permanent BuildingCity of Vancouver Heritage Building — Architects: Hooper and Watkins
This small scale but well-executed example of Beaux-Arts classicism was designed by Thomas Hooper (the architect of Shaughnessy's Hycroft Mansion) and Elwood Watkins. Built in 1907 for Thomas Talton Langlois' BC Permanent Loan Company, after 1935 it . . . — Map (db m54523) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Vancouver — Deutschesland CaféCity of Vancouver Heritage Building — Architect: Max B. Downing
This unusual building is one of the few surviving Art Deco buildings in downtown Vancouver. Its roofline an exuberant crenelated cornice built in cast concrete and designed in a curvilinear waterfall theme. Downing is best known as the architect of . . . — Map (db m41926) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Vancouver — Flack BlockCity of Vancouver Heritage Building — Architect: William Blackmore
Thomas Flack commissioned this landmark commercial building in 1898, following his return from a prosperous venture to the Klondike gold fields. Completed in 1900, it framed one of the city's most prominent intersections, facing the first provincial . . . — Map (db m53619) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Vancouver — Power BlockCity of Vancouver Heritage Building — Architects: N.S. Hoffar, 1888, Townley & Matheson, 1929
This rare example of an art deco exterior employing colourful terra cotta with Egyptian overtones was designed by the architects of Vancouver's city hall as part of a 1929 building renovation. The interior structure dates from built in 1888 for . . . — Map (db m42010) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Vancouver — Randall BuildingCity of Vancouver Heritage Building — Architect: Richard T. Perry
Built in 1929 for the brokerage firm S.W. Randall Company, this commercial building is a good example of the design of the city's downtown office development at the time of the Great Depression. The brick cladding is enriched by the terra cotta . . . — Map (db m54834) HM
British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Vancouver — St. Regis HotelCity of Vancouver Heritage Building — Architect: W.T. Whiteway
Of the turn-of-the century hotels built in the downtown area before World War I, this is the last one that has survived as a hotel. Noted architect W.T. Whiteway designed it in 1913. He was the architect of the Sun Tower, the original 1903 Woodard's . . . — Map (db m41988) HM
Manitoba, Inglis — Inglis Grain Elevators
This impressive grouping of five standard-plan wooden grain elevators is a rare survivor of the long rows that once dominated Prairie towns. The row was built between 1922 and 1941, Manitoba's golden age of elevators, by a cross-section of . . . — Map (db m8491) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), Campobello — Campobello's Resort Hotels
In 1881, a group of American businessmen (called themselves the Campobello Company) purchased most of Campobello Island. In an era of summer-long vacations and great summer resorts, the company hoped, by promoting Campobello's charms, to attract, . . . — Map (db m25467) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), St. Stephen — The Milltown Cotton Mill Workers MonumentCe monument est dédié aux travailleurs des usines de coton de Milltown
English on left They came from homes still standing in Milltown and St. Stephens. They were joined by experienced textile workers from England, Scotland, America and French Canada. The included young women, recruited from small towns and . . . — Map (db m77234) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), Welshpool — Lubec, Maine
About 1840, a canal connecting Johnson and South Bays was dug in North Lubec and a dam constructed there to harness tidal energy to power plaster mills. Gypsum (the raw product used to make plaster) and grindstones from the Maritimes were important . . . — Map (db m54995) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), Welshpool — Lubec, Maine
Lubec's known history began at a Passamaquoddy Indian encampment at Mill Creek in what came to be called Seward's Neck (now North Lubec). French settlers later came to those shores in the early 1700s, but shortly afterward were driven away by the . . . — Map (db m55023) HM
New Brunswick (Kent County), Bouctouche — K.C. Irving1899 - 1992
English: Here, within sight of the farm where he was born and the river where he swam as a boy, stands a monument in honor of the memory and accomplishments of Buctouche’s most famous son Kenneth Colin Irving. Born March 14, 1899, he was one . . . — Map (db m80581) HM
New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — Dock Street Generating StationLe Centrale Dock Street — 1889-1976
English The New Brunswick Electric Power Commission’s DOCK STREET PLANT, built on this site in 1889, was the longest continually operating electrical generation station in the world. Built by the Saint John Railway Company, the 18,000 . . . — Map (db m77558) HM
New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — Saint John City MarketLe Marché de Saint John
English Built between 1874 ad 1876, the Saint John City market narrowly escaped the fire that swept through the town in 1877 and stands today as a rare and distinguished example of a 19th century market building. Designed in the Second . . . — Map (db m77535) HM
New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — Saint John’s First Wind Grist Mill
...built on this corner 1795, became city’s first poorhouse, also temporary military barracks, destroyed by fire 1819 — Map (db m77484) HM
New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — The Troop Fleet in the Days of Sail
This plaque is in commemoration of the firm of Messrs. Troop and son, shipowners in the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, where the business of the firm was carried on during the years 1847-1912. Founded by Jacob V. Troop, the business was . . . — Map (db m77459) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Bank of British North America1849
This Italianate style building, Newfoundland’s first commercial bank building, constructed in 1849 to the design of Halifax architect David Stirling. The mansard roof was added in 1885. Burnt out and rebuilt after the 1892 fire, it retains a very . . . — Map (db m79056) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — FisheryLe pêche
Captions, clockwise from the top right. (English / French): St. John’s is both a fishing port and a supply base for the fleets of many countries. / Saint- Jean est à la fois un part de pêche et un centre d’approvisionnement pour les . . . — Map (db m78972) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Former Bank of British North AmericaL’ancienne Bank of North America
English This Italianate style building recalls evolution of banking in Newfoundland, Designed by Halifax architect David Stirling for the Bank of British North America, it opened in 1850 at a time when British investors controlled banking . . . — Map (db m79034) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — O’Dwyer Block1847
This building was constructed for Richard O’Dwyer, a prominent merchant from Waterford, to house his officies and retail stores, but also to accommodate other merchants. With its classically-detailed, granite block facade, the building would have . . . — Map (db m79061) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — SwilingLa chasse au phoque
Captions, clockwise from the top right. (English / French): Processing seal pelts, St. John’s around 1900. / Transformation des peaux de phoques, Saint-Jean vers 1900. From 1793 to the early 1980’s, the departure of sealing ships . . . — Map (db m78974) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Thompson Buildingc 1847
Built after the 1846 fire, this structure housed a wide range of enterprises including Lash’s Bakery, the Railway Hotel, and McNamara and Thompson, both jewelers. Constructed with a timber frame, stone foundation and a brick exterior, it was among . . . — Map (db m79059) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 10, Newfoundland and Labrador (Labrad), Red Bay — Basque Whalers in the Strait of Belle IsleLes baleiners Basques dans la détroit de Belle Isle
English: In the 16th century, the Labrador side of the Strait of Belle Isle emerged as the world's largest producer of whale oil. At its peak, whaling on this coast attracted nearly 2000 Basques annually from Spain and France, and Red Bay . . . — Map (db m79527) HM
Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Sinclair InnL’auberge Sinclair
English The Sinclair Inn is an important document in the history of building in Atlantic Canada. In the 1780s, tavern-keeper Frederick Sinclair created this inn by combining two existing structures. Both were frame, and the walls of one . . . — Map (db m78701) HM
Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Louisbourg — The Lobster FisheryLe pêche du homard
English: Between 15 May and 15 July the ocean in front of you is dotted with the buoys of the lobster fishery. The Mi’kmaq as well as the French and the English ate lobster and other shellfish during the 18th Century. During the 1754 siege . . . — Map (db m79941) HM
Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality.), Louisbourg — Fizel HouseMaison Fizel
English: These are the remains of a two and a half storey masonry house built in the late 1730s for merchant and militia captain Julien Fizel and his wife Françoise Tetard. The house served several purposes: the basement was used as . . . — Map (db m79928) HM
Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality.), Louisbourg — 9 — Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum
Cape Breton’s mining industry dictated the need of an outlet in Louisbourg to link the various railways around Sydney with Louisbourg’s ice-free harbour, allowing for year-round shipping of coal. The first attempt in 1873 was a narrow, poorly . . . — Map (db m79969) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Samuel Cunard1787-1865
A native son and a great Nova Scotian, he received his early training in this city and became a highly regarded merchant, humanitarian and ship owner. All this was a prelude to his most successful venture, the founding of the British and North . . . — Map (db m77879) HM
Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — “…for those in peril on the sea.”
English Seafaring of all kinds, and fishing especially, is one of most dangerous occupations. Lunenburgers have lived with the dangers associated with making a living from the sea. Fishermen in dories would get lost in the fog, unable to . . . — Map (db m78204) HM
Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry 1870’s - 1940’sL’industrie de la pêche à Lunenburg de 1870 aux années 1940
English By 1870, Lunenburg schooners abandoned the Labrador fishery and concentrated on the fishing banks off of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Instead of handlining from the schooner’s deck, fishermen set out in dories - double-ended, flat . . . — Map (db m78207) HM
Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry Since 1940’sL’industrie des pêches de Lunenburg depuis les années 1940
English Although efforts were made to use large vessels known as otter trawls in the offshore fishery in the 1920’s, they were not used extensively until after the Second World War. Unlike the long line which used baited hooks to attract . . . — Map (db m78206) HM
Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry to the 1870’sL’industrie de la pêche à Lunenburg avant les années 1870
English Lunenburg’s early settlers, the “Foreign Protestants,” came from a rich agricultural area in Europe and it was planned that they should establish farms which could supply both their own needs and those of the colony’s . . . — Map (db m78259) HM
Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Shipbuilding TraditionLa tradition de la construction navale à Lunenburg
English Lunenburg’s success in the fishery stimulated the construction of many fishing vessels. Almost all of the schooners fishing out of Lunenburg during the Town’s first 200 years were built in the Town or in other Lunenburg County . . . — Map (db m78154) HM
Ontario, Ottawa — By Ward Market Heritage Conservation DistrictDistrict de Conservation du Patrimoine du Marché By
The dense cedar bog that became the site of the By Ward Market was drained and cleared in 1827 by Lieutenant-Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers to accommodate the workers building the Rideau Canal. The area rapidly became the commercial core . . . — Map (db m63692) HM
Ontario (Chatham-Kent County), Dresden — SawmillScierie
English This area was once covered in a thick, growth of trees including black walnut, maple, beech, elm and white oak. To make use of these natural resources, Josiah Henson and his sons used donations from benefactors in Boston to build a . . . — Map (db m78402) HM
Ontario (Essex County), Amherstburg — The Commissariat Office
The office for the Commissariat Department was built in 1831 near the government wharf and storehouse. Commissary officials purchased from local contractors the flour, beef, straw and firewood used by troops. They also managed Fort Malden's . . . — Map (db m37356) HM
Ontario (Essex County), Windsor — The Detroit River
The Detroit River is unique in Canada, the United States and indeed, the world. Its shores embrace the largest metropolitan area on any international border - but rather than separating communities, the river connects them culturally and . . . — Map (db m37378) HM
Ontario (Lambton County), Oil Springs — First Oil Wells in CanadaLes Premiers Puits de Pétrole au Canada
English The presence of oil in this locality was observed by early travelers and by the pioneer farmers who used it for medical purposes. In 1858, near Oil Springs, James M. Williams dug the first oil well in Canada and later established a . . . — Map (db m78424) HM
Ontario (Lambton County), Petrolia — The Founding of Petrolia
Following the discovery of oil at Oil Springs in 1857 prospectors extended their search to the entire township of Enniskillen. At the site of Petrolia, which contained two small settlements with post offices named Durance and Ennis, a well was . . . — Map (db m78417) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Brockville — George Chaffey1848 - 1932
Born at Brockville, Canada West, Chaffey became a shipbuilder on the Great Lakes and the inventor of a new type of propeller. Subsequently he went to California where, in partnership with his brother, he built a model irrigation project and founded . . . — Map (db m87019) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Brockville — Senator George T. Fulford1852 - 1905
Born and raised in Brockville, George Taylor Fulford apprenticed at his brother's drugstore and took charge of it himself at age 22. Five years later, he was elected to the first of 12 terms as alderman. Fulford entered the patent-medicine trade in . . . — Map (db m87015) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Cardinal — The Founding of Cardinal
The grist-mill built at Point Cardinal by Hugh Munro about 1796 fostered the development here of a small settlement. A sawmill and store were later erected, and in 1837 a post-office, "Edwardsburgh", was established. In 1858, attracted by abundant . . . — Map (db m86852) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Prescott — The Forwarding Trade at Prescott
Before the completion of the canals between here and Montreal in 1847, Prescott was the eastern terminus of Great Lakes navigation. Established at the head of Galops Rapids in 1810, it soon became a centre for the forwarding, or shipping, trade and . . . — Map (db m86956) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville Counties), Maitland — Dumbrille's Store
Built as a house in the 1850s, this sturdy stone building was altered in 1877 by John Dumbrille, when he relocated his general store from across the street in front of his residence "Sprucelawn". In 1879 he was appointed Maitland's postmaster and . . . — Map (db m89979) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville Counties), Spencerville — The Founding of Spencerville
By 1821 Peleg Spencer was operating a grist-mill and sawmill on the South Nation River on a Clergy Lot he had leased in 1817, having previously owned a sawmill on the site from 1811 till 1814. David Spencer, son of Peleg, took over the mills in . . . — Map (db m89974) HM
Ontario (Middlesex County), London — Engine 86
Built in 1910 for the Grand Trunk Railway by the Canadian Locomotive Company of Kingston, Ontario, and weighing 135 tons, Engine 86 is one of the last remaining 2-6-0 Mogul engines in Canada. This class of engine was designed specifically for . . . — Map (db m75960) HM
Ontario (Middlesex County), London — The British Garrison in London
In one of several concentrations of British troops in Upper Canada various infantry and artillery units were stationed on a military reserve here during the mid-19th century. The garrison, which contributed significantly to the economic growth of . . . — Map (db m18918) HM
Ontario (Middlesex County), London — The Petition of John Ewart
The Petition of John Ewart of the Town of York: Humbly Shewith: That while your Petitioner was performing his contract for building the Court House and Gaol in the town of London, in the London District, he was located by Colonel Talbot upon . . . — Map (db m18974) HM
Ontario (Middlesex County), London — The Ridout Street Complex
This streetscape includes several of London's earliest buildings and provides a capsule view of the appearance of mid-19th century Ontario cities. These buildings, the earliest of which was begun in 1835, include residential, industrial and . . . — Map (db m18972) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Allanburg — The Old Welland Canal
Originally conceived in 1818 by its promoter, William Hamilton Merritt, to divert trade from the Erie Canal and New York and built under private auspices, the canal was opened to traffic in 1829. After additional work in 1833, the canal with its 40 . . . — Map (db m75850) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Chippawa — The Founding of Chippawa
In 1792-94 a village grew up near Fort Chippawa on Chippawa Creek at the end of the new portage road from Queenston. In 1793 the creek was renamed the Welland River, but the village, where a post-office was opened before 1801, remained "Chippawa". . . . — Map (db m54124) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Fort Erie — Bertie Street Ferry Landingc. 1796 - 1950
Over the centuries there have been many ferry landings along the Niagara River. Some were built by local merchants and some as government licenced landing points. The longest operating ferry dock was here, near the foot of present-day Bertie . . . — Map (db m75876) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Bridgewater Mills
In the late 1790's the river flowed swiftly around these islands. The Bridgewater Mills, a water powered saw and grist mill and an iron foundry, where the first bar iron was made in Canada, were located here. The Mills were burned by the retreating . . . — Map (db m53402) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Burch’s Mill
In 1786 John Burch, a United Empire loyalist, constructed a water-powered grist and sawmill on this site. He was the first to use the waters on the west bank of the Niagara River for industrial purposes. The mills were burned by the retreating . . . — Map (db m79766) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Floral ClockHistory
The Floral Clock at Queenston was built by Ontario Hydro in 1950. The idea to build the attraction came from Dr. Richard Lankaster Heam, Hydro’s General Manager and Chief Engineer at the time. While preparing for a business trip to England, Mr. . . . — Map (db m79106) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse
The Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse, built on this site in 1892, was the first hydraulic powerhouse to use water from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. It generated 2100 hp of direct current electricity for the electric . . . — Map (db m66409) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Niagara Portage Road
Following the cession of the east bank of the Niagara River to the United States in 1783, the British authorities felt compelled to transfer the portage road around Niagara Falls to the west bank of the river. Opened in 1789 by a group of private . . . — Map (db m75854) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Niagara Spanish Aero Car
Leonardo Torres Quevedo (1852–1936) was an ingenious Spanish engineer. Among his creations were algebraic machines, remote control devices, dirigibles and the world’s first computer. The Niagara Spanish Aero Car was designed by Leonardo . . . — Map (db m79427) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Nikola TeslaInventor — 1856-1943
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Niagara Falls, in partnership with the Niagara Parks Commission, have erected this monument to Nikola Tesla. Physicist, inventor, electrical engineer. Tesla developed the world's first hydroelectric system . . . — Map (db m40101) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Thompson Point
This depression was the site in the early 1800’s where John Thompson quarried the exposed limestone ridge at the edge of the gorge, and processed it into agricultural lime. There were two lime kilns and a water-powered sawmill on the site which . . . — Map (db m79421) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Zimmerman Fountain Pond
This beautiful fountain takes its name from Samuel Zimmerman who came to Canada from Pennsylvania in 1842. He amassed a fortune through a series of lucrative contracts involving the building of the second Welland Canal and various Railway Lines, . . . — Map (db m75881) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Brown's Point
Brown's Inn was located here. Both the Canadian York Militia and the American Army bivouacked near here on separate occasions during the War of 1812. Adam Brown later added a store to his inn, and built a wharf on the river shore below, where . . . — Map (db m49166) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Locomotive Turntable
For 103 years, beginning in 1854, a train powered by a steam locomotive pulled into the Niagara Dock. At first it only came from Chippawa via Niagara Falls and Queenston but by 1863 the line had been extended as far as Fort Erie and Buffalo. The . . . — Map (db m54079) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Niagara Harbour and Dock Company
Formed by local businessmen in 1831, the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company created a shipping basin here on the Niagara River by hiring hundreds of labourers to excavate a riverside marsh. By the late 1830s the company employed close to 400 workers . . . — Map (db m54049) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — Lock 24 - First Welland Canal
A timber lock with inside dimensions of 33.7m (108 ft.) by 6.6m (22 ft.) was constructed on this site between 1824 and 1827. The lock walls consisted of earth filled cribs 5.2m (16 ft) thick and 7.6m (25 ft) deep. This was the 24th lock of 39 that . . . — Map (db m75871) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — Shipbuilding in Niagara
Shipbuilding has a long association with the Niagara Peninsula, and is especially linked to the Welland Canals. Russell Armington established this important industry with the launching in 1828 of the WELLAND CANAL. St. Catharines quickly became the . . . — Map (db m76279) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845Our Heritage — St. Catharines Heritage Corridor
St. Catharines became an important part of the shipping industry due to te building of the Welland Canals and its location between two Great Lakes. Louis Shickluna, a shipbuilder who emigrated to St. Catharines to Malta, began working as a builder . . . — Map (db m76284) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — The First Welland Canal 1824-1833
Lock number 6 of the original Welland Canal lies in the adjacent watercourse about 213 metres southwest of here. This first or "wooden" canal, constructed 1824-33 by the Welland Canal Company, ran from Port Dalhousie on Lake Ontario to Port Colborne . . . — Map (db m75874) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — The Founding of St. Catharines
Before this region was settled, several Indian trails intersected here at a ford in Twelve Mile Creek. They were improved by early settlers and a church was erected at the crossroads by 1798. A tavern soon followed and a settlement, known as St. . . . — Map (db m76092) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Thorold — DeCou House Monument
DeCou's Stone House 1812 -1950 This house of Captain John DeCou (the name was variously spelled by his relatives and descendants and latterly as DeCew) was the Headquarters of the British outpost under Lieut. James . . . — Map (db m56826) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Thorold — The Founding of Thorold
During the construction of the original Welland Canal, 1824-1829, a number of communities sprung up along its length. Here, on land belonging to George Keefer, a village known as Thorold had developed by 1828. A large flouring mill was built on the . . . — Map (db m54088) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Vineland — Ball's Grist-Mill
By 1809 John and George Ball had constructed a four-storey grist-mill here on Twenty Mile Creek. Equipped with two run of stones, the mill provided flour for British Troops during the War of 1812. It was expanded during the 1840's and by the end of . . . — Map (db m57064) HM
Ontario (Northumberland County), Cobourg — The Founding of Cobourg
Saw and grist mills erected in this area during the first decade of the 19th century fostered the development here of a small settlement. The completion of the Kingston Road by 1817 facilitated its growth and within a decade it had a population of . . . — Map (db m90089) HM
Ontario (Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties), Maxville — Sir Edward Robert Peacock, G.C.V.O.1871-1962
An internationally renowned financier, Peacock was born near here in the former Congregational Church manse and educated at Queen's University in Kingston. He taught at Upper Canada College for seven years before joining the Dominion Securities . . . — Map (db m76850) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Apothecaries Hall
English: On December 24, 1810, Thomas Desbrisay Jr. opened an apothecary shop on this site to supply drugs and medicine to the people of Prince Edward Island. Until then, many Islanders relied more on home remedies or obtained medicines . . . — Map (db m80262) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Carvell Building
named for the Carvell family who operated a wholesale business on this site during the mid 1800s — Map (db m80202) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Peake House
named for James Peake, a prominent shipbuilder and merchant who lived in this building during the mid 1800s — Map (db m80204) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — Artillery Park: The Barracks SectorParc de l’Artillerie: Le secteur de casernement
English: Artillery Park opens its doors to you! Closed to civilians for 250 years, it served as a barrack for French and English troops before welcoming Canada’s first-ever munitions factory. Come and experience the atmosphere of this . . . — Map (db m81400) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — Charles Aubert de la Chesnaye(1632-1702)
English: The man who became New France's leading businessman arrived at Québec in 1655. Driven by a desire for place and profit he began in the import trade, but his interests expanded to include all aspects of the colony's economic life: . . . — Map (db m81498) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — First Patent in CanadaPremier brevet d’invention
The first patent of invention was issued by the Province of Lower Canada in the Parliament Buildings which stood on this site. It was granted on the 8th June, 1824, for a washing and fulling machine in favour of Noah Cushing of Quebec . . . — Map (db m80789) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — The Artillery ParkLe park de l’Artillerie
English: The Artillery Park National Site of Canada commemorates 250 years of military activity in the heart of Québec’s fortifications. You can visit these buildings. Ⓐ The Arsenal Foundry, where you can examine a model of the . . . — Map (db m81396) HM
Quebec (Chaudière-Appalaches (region)), Berthier-sur-Mer — Hameau Dunière-Dénéchaud
Seigneurial manor site where the second seigneur, Aleandre (Isaac) Berthier, lived as well as the Rigauville, Dunière-Dénéchaud families. Today this site is called Hameau Dunière-Dénéchaud in honor of the last two seigneur of the Seigneurie of . . . — Map (db m80671) HM
Quebec (Chaudière-Appalaches (region)), Lévis — A.C. Davie ShipyardLe chantier A.C. Davie
English: Established by Allison Davie in 1829, this shipyard represents the great period of shipbuilding in Canada. Its operations continued until 1989 and, over time, were marked by several technical innovations. In 1832, Davie installed . . . — Map (db m80755) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu — First Railway in Canada
Canada's first steam railway, the Champlain and St. Lawrence, was opened in 1836 to better facilitate trade with the United States. It was built by promoters led by brewer John Molson and merchant-forwarder Jason C. Pierce. This 23-kilometre line . . . — Map (db m74533) HM
Quebec (Montréal (region)), Lachine — Lachine: Gateway to the NorthwestLachine: porte des «Pays-d’en-Haut»
English: The St. Lawrence River’s Sault-Saint-Louis rapids constitued (sic) an impassable barrier. Until a canal was built, canoes and bateaux had to set out from Lachine to… • explore the west of the country, • conduct the fur . . . — Map (db m82107) HM
Quebec (Montréal (region)), Lachine — The Hudson’s Bay Company in LachineLa Compagnie de la Baie d’ Hudson à Lachine
English: In 1826, five years after the merger with its great Montréal rival, the North West Company, the Hudson’s Bay Company set up its headquarters in Lachine. Activities connected with the fur trade, however, would never again reach . . . — Map (db m82106) HM
Quebec (Montréal (region)), Lachine — The Lachine CanalLe Canal de Lachine
English: The Lachine Canal, built between 1821 and 1825 and enlarged in the 1840s and 1870s, was the first in a network of canals on the St. Lawrence River that linked the Atlantic to the Great Lakes. A symbol of the modernization of . . . — Map (db m82109) HM
Quebec (Montréal (region)), Montréal — Joe Beef’s CanteenLe Cantine de Joe Beef
English: “Joe Beef’s may be low, it is certainly dirty on the cellar and ground floors; and the value of such a place to the city may be questioned, but let one thing be remembered - many a tired head has found rest; many a hungry . . . — Map (db m82114) HM
Quebec (Ville-Marie Borough), Montréal — L’Ancien Édifice de la Douane / The Old Custom House
Construite entre 1836 et 1838, l’ancienne douane est l’œuvre de John Ostell, l’un des plus importants architectes de ces années à Montréal. L’édifice de style palladien se distingue par son élégante façade ornée de pilastres et d’un large fronton. . . . — Map (db m72899) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — 3rd Avenue ComplexLe complexe de la 3e avenue
[English] In Dawson City’s history, permafrost ranks second only to fire as the bane of buildings. These three structures, dating from 1901, illustrate what can happen when heated buildings are placed on frozen ground; the frost melts, mixing water . . . — Map (db m49305) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America
[English:] The BNA, which opened Dawson City’s first bank in a tent in 1898, moved into these premises in 1899. By providing the essential services of assaying, buying and shipping gold, it helped integrate the local currency of dust and nuggets . . . — Map (db m44857) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Billy Bigg’s Blacksmith ShopLa forge de Billy Bigg
[English] This building stands as a testament to the way frontier businesses changed and adapted to new realities. It began life in 1899 as the two storey Great Northern Hotel, to service the needs of a rapidly growing population. By 1907, as the . . . — Map (db m49304) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Discovery ClaimConcession de la Découverte
[English:] The names Robert Henderson, Skookum Jim, Tagish Charlie and George Carmack are inextricably linked to the discovery of gold on Bonanza Creek. Henderson was first to systematically explore the gold bearing potential of the region, only . . . — Map (db m44702) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Harrington’s StoreLe magasin Harrington
[English] Like other grocers at the turn of the century, Harrington provided a cosmopolitan clientele with every conceivable foodstuff, from beans to truffles. This was made possible by the coincidence of improved transportation systems with new . . . — Map (db m49303) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — K.T.M. CompanyLa compagnie K.T.M.
[English] Built in 1899, this warehouse was taken over by the Klondike Thawing Machine Company 1n 1913. The growing hardware company was it the process of buying out other firms and expanding its line of goods even as Klondike gold claims were . . . — Map (db m49302) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Madame Tremblay’s Store/Le magasin de Madame Tremblay
While this building dates from 1899, it did not become Mme. Tremblay’s, a dry goods and novelty shop, until 1913. Émillie Tremblay had first come to the territory as a young French Canadian bride in 1895 with her husband Jack. After 15 years on . . . — Map (db m44933) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Northern Commercial Co. WarehouseL’entrepôt de la Northern Commercial Co.
[English] One of the complex of four warehouses that covered an entire city block in 1898, this and numerous other warehoused like it provided the life blood of Dawson City. For four months a year, the river was open for shipping and in the ensuing . . . — Map (db m49346) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Ruby’s Place/La maison de Ruby
[English:] Opened as a boarding house and laundry in 1902, the building was taken over by Mathilde “Ruby” Scott in 1935. For over 27 years, this former Paris Madame operated a brothel here, finding a ready clientele in the seasonal . . . — Map (db m44887) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — The B.Y.N. Co. Ticket Office/La billettetereie de la compagnie B.Y.N.
[English:] This structure, built in 1900, is all that remains of a larger complex that included a warehouse and dock. At the time of the gold rush and for years afterwards, the riverfront was the transition point between Dawson City and the rest of . . . — Map (db m44859) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Yukon Hotel
[English] When it was built in the fall of 1898, the Binet Block stood at the southern end of the business district extending north to King Street. A two-storey log building with a facade of milled lumber, it was typical of commercial structures . . . — Map (db m49306) HM
Yukon Territory, Dawson City — Yukon Saw Mill Office Historic Site
The Yukon Saw Mill Company was one of the first to cut timber in the Klondike, registering its first timber lease in March of 1898. At its peak, the company’s machine shop was the largest north of Vancouver, and its lumberyard stretched over three . . . — Map (db m44761) HM
Yukon Territory, Whitehorse — SS Klondike
English: The largest vessel ever to ply the Canadian portion of the Yukon River, this sternwheeler was built by the British Yukon Navigation Co. and launched at Whitehorse in 1937 to replace her namesake, which sank the year before. . . . — Map (db m42699) HM
El Salvador, La Libertad — Puerto de La LibertadLa Libertad Port of El Salvador
El Histórico Nacimiento del Puerto del Istmo... Siendo precisos en el cuándo, dónde y cómo?...el 24 de febrero del año 1824 y por decreto del Congreso Federal de las Repúblicas de Centroamérica, la Hacienda Tepehaua es testigo de la . . . — Map (db m89610) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa MaakondTallinn — Mustpeade Maja[Tallinn House of Black Heads] — PIKK 26
Text in Estoninan: ... Text in English: The Tallinn Brotherhood of Black Heads, established in 1399, leased the Pikk Street building in 1517 and added a big festive hall to it in 1531-32, the initial ornament paintings of which . . . — Map (db m57007) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa MaakondTallinn — Suurgildi Hoone[The Great Guild] — PIKK 17
Estonian Text : … English Text : The Great Guild, which was an organisation for major merchants and dealt with international trade, had an official building built in 1407-17. The basements and walls of the dwelling that was . . . — Map (db m56996) HM
France, Aquitaine (Gironde Départment), Saint Emilion — L’ancienne Halle[The old Covered Market]
Ce bâtiment du XVIIIème siècle abrite, jusque bien après la Révolution Française, l’Hôtel de Ville, sa prision et sa halle où se tenaient certains marchés.

[English translation by Google Translate with modifications: The old covered market . . . — Map (db m60518) HM

France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Arromanches-les-Bains — 4 — Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheursArromanches-les-Bains : A fishing village — Mon village se raconte
En français: Arromanches, constamment menacée par la mer, n’a jamais possédé de port. La première cale permettant aux pêcheurs de remonter leurs embarcations à l’abri fut construite en 1821. La grande cale reconstruite en 1856 était le . . . — Map (db m89134) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Bayeux — 19 — La Rue Saint-JeanRue Saint-Jean — Bayeux, la Qualité a ses Racines
En française: Le nom de cette rue varia en fonction des époques, indiquant tout d'abord le caractère artisanal de ce quartier. Ainsi, au Moyen Age, sa partie inférieure porte le nom de rue aux Fèvres c'est-à-dire rue des artisans du fer. A . . . — Map (db m86863) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Bayeux — 1 — L'AureRiver Aure — Bayeux, la Qualité a ses Racines
En française: Lors de sa fondation, il y a deux mille ans, la ville de Bayeux (l’antique Augustodurum) s’est étendue sur la rive occidentale de l’Aure, qui la traverse du sud vers le nord. Un grand nombre d’activités artisanales se sont . . . — Map (db m88941) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Bayeux — 17 — Le Quartier du Pont Saint-JeanPont Saint-Jean District — Bayeux, la Qualité a ses Racines
En française: Ce secteur correspondant à l’une des entrées principales de la ville a entièrement été réaménage à la fin du XVIIIe siècle à partir de la maison du Cadran (n°6 rue Saint-Martin) jusqu’à l’angle de la rue des . . . — Map (db m89140) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — La Sainte BernadetteMonument historique et Bateau du Patrimoine
La Chaloupe est lancée en 1926, à l'aube du cenéma parlant. Son armateur et patron Adrien Mérieult lui donne le nom de ses deux fils: Serge et Olivier. Les chaloupes d'Honfleur tirent leur élégance du savoir faire des charpentiers de marine qui . . . — Map (db m86403) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — Le quartier Saint-LéonardUn peu d'histoire
Ce quartier s'est formé autour de l'église de laquelle il tient son nom. Il est particulièrement vaste. Son territoire faisait jadis partie de la vicomté de Pont-Audemer. Il était limité à l'ouest par la Claire et s'étendait dans la campagne qui . . . — Map (db m86425) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — Le statuaire des MoulièresThe Mussel Gatherers Statue
A l’occasion de la réfection totale du secteur de la place de la Porte de Rouen, le Maire de Honfleur, Michel LAMARRE, a souhaité rendre hommage aux moulières, ces femmes qui, pendant des décennies, ont travaillé dur dans l’estuaire et sur le banc . . . — Map (db m86090) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — L'Enclos et la Lieutenance / Le Vieux Bassin
L'Enclos et la Lieutenance Le quartier de l'Enclos, correspond à l'ancienne zone fortifiée, ce quartier central était donc entouré de remparts jusqu'à l fin du XVIIème siècle. Dernier vestige des fortifications encore visible, à . . . — Map (db m86618) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — Les Greniers à Sel / Le Jardin des Personnalités
Les Greniers à Sel Les Greniers à Sel situés Rue de la Ville sont de vastes bâtiments de pierre constuits à la fin du XVIIème siècle. La plupart de ses pierres proviennent des anciens remparts de la ville. Ils servaient . . . — Map (db m86619) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 26 — Maison du Trésorier du Chapitre de la CathédralHome of the Treasurer of the Chapter of the Cathedral
Le trésorier du chapitre était un important dignitaire qui gérait son patrimoine, veillait sur les reliques et était chargé du maintien de l'ordre dans la cathédrale et ses abords immédiates. Une barrière (les lices) marquait sur le parvis la limite . . . — Map (db m85688) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 24 — Quartier des Banques
Les années 1920 ont vu plusieurs banques se regrouper à cet endroit de la ville. A l'angle sud-ouest de la rue Carnot, André narjoux, architecte du Crédit Lyonnais, a conçu pour l'agence de Reims (1923) une façade imposante, avec colonnes, pilastres . . . — Map (db m85697) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Bureau de Gustave EiffelGustave Eiffel’s office
Gustave Eiffel, en compagnie de sa fille Claire, s’était aménagé un petit appartement au sommet de la Tour où il accueillait de hôtes de marque dans le cadre de réceptions intimes. Cette scène évoque la viste que lui fit Thomas Edison le 10 . . . — Map (db m60918) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Le Moulin de la GaletteHistoire de Paris
Plus qu’une institution, l’ancien “Blute-fin” est un monument, avec sa légende héroique; en 1814, lors du siege de Paris par les Cosaques, le dernier de quatre frères d’une dynastie de meuniers attestée depuis 1621, les Debray, finit . . . — Map (db m60876) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Passage des Panoramas — Histoire de Paris
Construit en 1800 à l'emplacement de l'hôtel de Montmorency-Luxembourg, le passage des Panoramas doit son nom à ses deux tours de 17 mètres de diamètre et de plus de 20 de haut: s'y déployaient des toiles peintes figurant une vue générale de Paris, . . . — Map (db m85306) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Passages Jouffroy et VerdeanHistoire de Paris
La Grange Batelière était au Moyen-Age une ferme fortifiée (Grange Bataillée). Son nom fut donné plus tard à un petit course d'eau qui disparut vers la fin du XVIIIème siècle. Au n°10 de la rue fut édifié sous Louis XV l'hôtel de Biéville ou de . . . — Map (db m85283) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Tribunal de CommerceHistoire de Paris — (Commerce Court)
A l’emplacement de l’actuel tribunal de commerce s’élevait l’église Saint-Barthélemy. Le vétuste édifice médiéval fut reconstruit à partir de 1772 et doté d’un portail classique, oeuvre de Cherpitel. A peine achevée, l’église fut détruite en 1791, . . . — Map (db m61455) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Bouches-du-Rhône Département), Arles — Le Forum Romain et Les CryptoportiquesThe Roman Forum and the Cryptoportiques
L’implantation du Forum romain contre le flanc Ouest de la colline d’Arles a necéssité la construction d’importantes substructions destinées à établir solidement une vaste terrasse. La partie Nord de ces galeries sousterraines, appelées . . . — Map (db m60964) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault Départment), Beziers — Les Halles[The Covered Market]
Sur cet emplacement etait un eglise romane (XIe siecle) dediee a St. Felix. Au pied de cette eglise : le cimetiere des pauvres. C’est le lieu que choisit Raymond Trencavel, dernier Vicomte de Beziers, pour annoncer a la population qu’il faisait . . . — Map (db m60261) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault Départment), Capestang — La maison vigneronne[The Winemaker's house]
Exemple de maison vigneronne: Celle du propriétaire exploitant (première moitié du XIXe). La partie résidentielle est bien séparée de la cave surmontée d’un étage auquel la poulie (la carrela) permettait de monter le matériel viticole et la . . . — Map (db m60175) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault Départment), Capestang — Le Domaine CASTRES
Une “campagne” au coeur du village. Malgré le patronage officiel de Rouget de Lisle, pour les gens du cru, le “plan de Castres” sert toujours à designer la place et tour le quartier. [Translation by Google Translate (with . . . — Map (db m60084) HM
France, Midi-Pyrénées (Tarn Département), Albi — Les Moulins albigeoisAlbi Mills
Une dizaine de moulins s’égrenaient autrefois sur les deux rives du Tarn. Quatre subsistèrant après la Révolution: les moulins de Gardes, de Lamothe, du Chapitre et le Moulin-Neuf, appele par la suite «Moulins de l’Albigeois». Un moulin existant . . . — Map (db m60335) HM
France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Vaucluse Département), Bonnieux — 14 — Place du Moulin a Huile(Place of the Olive Mill)
Les moulins à huile (appelés «a bras ou a sang», c’est-à-dire à traction animale) étaient nombreux et situés à l’intérieur des remparts. Il est très difficile de les dater, car la technique a peu èvolue au cours des siècles. Dans plusieurs maisons, . . . — Map (db m61758) HM
Germany, Baden-Württemberg (Rems-Murr-Kreis), Schorndorf — 3 — Birthplace of Gottlieb DaimlerGottlieb-Daimler-Geburtshaus
Marker text in German: Erbaut frühstens 1695 Stadtrundgang Station 3 Marker in English: Built as early as 1695 City tour stop 3 Map (db m77497) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Bamberg — The Old TollhouseAlte Mauth
. . . — Map (db m58411) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Munich — Miesbach to Munich Power Transmission
Im Oktober 1882 wurde hier anlässlich der internationalen Elektrizitätsaustellung von Miesbach nach München erstmals in der Welt eine Kraftűbertragung mit hoch gespannten Strőmen durchgefuhrt. Die Schőpfer des Werkes Oskar von Miller . . . — Map (db m22477) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Würzburg — Old CranesAlter Kranen
In den Jahren 1767-1773 errichtete Fürstbischof Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim ein Hebewerk am Mainufer, das unter dem Namen “Alter Kranen” bekannt ist. Dieser Kran diente den Binnenschiffern bis 1846 zum entladen ihrer Schiffe. Der . . . — Map (db m22687) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Würzburg — The Lower Main Mill
Hier stand erbaut von Fürstbischof Iohann Philipp von Schönborn die Untere Mainmühle 1644-1921. An ihrer Stelle wurde in den Jahren 1921-1923 dieser Bau errichtet als erstes Kraftwerk der Grosschiffahrtstrasse Rhein-Main-Donau. . . . — Map (db m22827) HM
Germany, Bavaria (Kreis Kitzingen), Dettelbach — The Bacchus InnGasthaus zum Bacchus
Erbaut 1569 erstmals schriftlich erwähnt Anno 1591 als "Wirtshaus am Bach" mit eigener Brauerei Schönes Fachwerk der Renaissance Marker text translated into English: Built 1569. First written mention in 1591 as the "Inn at . . . — Map (db m77822) HM
Germany, Bavaria (Kreis Kitzingen), Iphofen — Ebracher HouseEbracher Hof
1557 erwarben die Bracher Zisterzienser dieser Hof. Schultheiß, Bürgermeister und Rat "transferierten alle und jede Herrlichkeit und Freiheit, so auf den dem früherem, gänzlich gefreiten Eigentum geruht, auf dieses Gebäude." In . . . — Map (db m78431) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — City Seat of the Counts of Mansfeld-HinterortStadtsitz der Grafen von Mansfeld-Hinterort
Built in 1500 by Count Albrecht IV, 1570-1616 seat of the Superintendent Office and the Office of the Upper Eisleben, in 1609 abandoned as City Palace, from 1671 to 1992 the seat of important administrative institutions of the Mansfeld mining . . . — Map (db m70242) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — Markt 54 Birthplace of Alwin SörgelMarkt 54 Geburtshaus von Alwin Sörgel
Spokesman for the Democrats 1848/1849 and co-founder of cooperative banking • 26 May 1815 Alwin Sörgel was the son of merchant Ernst August Sörgel. He immigrated to Texas in 1845, but returned after two years and took over his father's . . . — Map (db m70244) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — Residence of Richard WagnerAufenthalt von Richard Wagner
In this home, Richard Wagner stayed with his step-uncle, Master Goldsmith Carl Geyer, from 19 September 1822 for some time. —————————— In diesem Hause hielt sich Richard Wagner ab . . . — Map (db m70213) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — Residence of Richard WagnerAufenthalt von Richard Wagner
In this house there was the goldsmith's workshop by Carl Geyer, the step-uncle of Richard Wagner, in which the great German composer stayed from early October 1821 until September 1822. . . . — Map (db m70240) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — The Eisleber Mining School in the Katharinenstift 1817 - 1844Die Eisleber Bergschule im Katharinenstift 1817 – 1844
• The development of mining in the town of Eisleben is connected closely with the “Bergschule”, or Mining School. At the start of the 18th century new scientific discoveries necessitated the education of specialists to ensure . . . — Map (db m70311) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Mansfeld-Lutherstadt — Scherren(original nach / by C. Spangenberg)
Im Volksmund später auch Murre genannt. Als Scherren bezeichnete man im Mittelalter Verkaufsstände an denen frische Lebensmittel gehandelt wurden. Dies waren vorwiegend Fleisch und Brot. Daher werden sie in der Chronik auch als Fleisch und . . . — Map (db m70363) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Christian Döring(unbek. - 1533)
. . . — Map (db m69783) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Lucas Cranach d. Ältere(1472 - 1553)
Maler und Unternehmer 1537 - 1544 Bürgermeister —————————— Artist and Entrepreneur 1537 - 1544 Mayor — Map (db m69739) HM
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Antigua Guatemala — Doña Maria Gordillo de Duran
Homenaje al primer centenario del nacimiento de Doña Maria Gordillo de Duran Precursora del arte popular de la dulceria antigueña y a su sucesora: Doña Maria Cristina de Duran Mantenedora de esta tradición guatemalteca La Antigua Guatemala, 31 . . . — Map (db m82623) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Galway), Inishmore, Aran Islands — Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal ColonyFailte go Port Corrúch
Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony [First part of the marker is about the seal colony along the coastline and is not transcribed] As you look across the North Sound you can see the Coast of Connemare and the Twelve pins of Connemara. Near . . . — Map (db m22928) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Moneen — Lime Kiln, Moneen,Clew Bay Archaeological Trail site 11Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
Móinín - Small Bog Lime Kilns date from the 18th century and were used until the 1940s in some areas. By lighting fires in these kilns and adding crushed limestone, lime was produced for use as fertiliser in the fields and also for . . . — Map (db m27989) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Fisherman's Monument
Ag Críost an mhuir Ag Críost an t-iasc I líontaih Dé go gcastar sinn This monument was erected to honour the contributions of the traditional seafaring fishing community in Murrisk. We celebrate their memory and ask you to remember . . . — Map (db m80404) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Strokestown — Strokestown Brewery
Brewery here in early 18th century — Map (db m27548) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — Howth The Village / Binn Éadair ______The Fingal Way / Sli Fhine Gall
A Fishing Village References to the fishing industry in Howth can be found from the twelfth century, although in the seventeenth century the port was also known in the area as a base for pirates roaming Dublin Bay. In Elizabethan times a . . . — Map (db m27057) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — Lost At Sea
The monument was erected by The Howth Fishermens Association and commemorated the lives of all persons lost at sea, no matter where or no matter how. [Representative memorial plaques follow] Fishermen Brian Faherty and . . . — Map (db m26806) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Longford), Lanesborough — fáilte go Lanesborough
Brief History of Longford Longford is a focal point of the northern midlands where the provinces of Leinster, Ulster and Connaught all converge. Longford, where history and literature, tradegy and triumph are all woven together, takes its . . . — Map (db m27498) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Fordstown — Girley / FordstownMeath Villages
An introduction to Fordstown Fordstown is named after the Norman-Irish Ford family, who lived in the area. One part of the townland is sometimes referred to as Ballaghboy. Today, Fordstown is a growing, vibrant community. ‘Fordstown Street . . . — Map (db m27318) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — Maid of Erin
Work of local man Pat McAuliffe 1846-1921 — Map (db m23698) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Slieve League — Fishing /IascaireachtWalking Through Donegal — Ag Siúl Tríd Dhún na nGall
The sea has always been a central part of the lives of the people who live in this area. Fishing once provided an important source of income for many local families. However, today the industry is in steady decline. Donegal Bay, once busy with . . . — Map (db m71644) HM
Israel, Haifa District, Haifa — The German Colony StoryDie Geschichte der deutschen Kolonie
The establishment of the German Colony in 1869 is a milestone in the history of Haifa's development. In the middle of a sparsely populated and largely barren land, laboring under deficient rule, hundreds of German settlers characterized by great . . . — Map (db m79275) HM
Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Buildings Opening Onto The Via NovaAmbienti Aperti Sulla Via Nova

Buildings Opening Onto The Via Nova The buildings that fronted the imperial Via Nova date from the Flavian to the Severan period. They were mostly shops and service structures, but there were also two-storey homes with traces remaining of . . . — Map (db m84269) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Rione / District X Campitelli

The zone, which is named after the Piazza Campitelli, holds the sites which witnessed the birth of Rome: the municipal castle on the Campidoglio Hill (Arx), formerly the seat of the government, of the civil institutions and of the State . . . — Map (db m84523) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Roman Forum

The Roman Forum lies in the valley surrounded by the Palatine, Capitoline and Esquiline hills. In the Republican period (5th-1st centuries BC) this was the political, economic, religious and commercial heart of ancient Rome. In the 9th-8th . . . — Map (db m84375) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Via Nova

The name Via Nova is generally applied to the stretch of road that runs in a straight line along the north-west slope of the Palatine, almost parallel to the Via Sacra. All the literary sources that mention the Via Nova date to the Republican . . . — Map (db m84268) HM

Italy, South Tyrol, Bolzano — Mercantile PalacePalazzo Mercantile — Merkantilgebäude
The text of this marker is in three languages; Italian (top), German (middle) and English (bottom). Antica sede del Magistrato Mercantile, organo giurisdizionale dell’atività fieristica di Bolzano intituito nel 1635 dall’arciduchessa . . . — Map (db m68724) HM
Jamaica, Kingston, Port Royal — H.M.S. "Aboukir"
The machinery of this factory was erected by the engineers of H.M.S. "Aboukir" Steam up April 20th 1865 J. Harwood Chief Engr Pr Cracroft. C.B. Commodore — Map (db m92388) HM
Mexico, Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro — El Camino Real de Tierra AdentroThe Royal Inland Road
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro ha sido inscrito en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial en virtud de la Convención para la Protección del Patrimonio Mundial Cultural y Natural. La inscripción en esta Lista consagra el Valor Universal Excepcional del . . . — Map (db m90407) HM
Netherlands Antilles, Sint Maarten, Philipsburg — Dr Albert Claudius ("Claude") WatheyJuly 24, 1926 - January 8, 1999
Albert Claudius Wathey, simply "Claude" to everyone, was no doubt the most dominant political figure on the island in the last century. The legendary leader was in power for almost 40 years, during which time St. Maarten was transformed from a . . . — Map (db m40384) HM
Netherlands Antilles, Sint Maarten, Philipsburg — John Philip Frederick Craanea.k.a. Boechi
This building is dedicated to John P.F. Craane, affectionately known as "Boechi." Born November 24,1913. Boechi spent most of his life working on or around boats. His love for boats was greatly influenced by his father, who was a well-known boat . . . — Map (db m40591) HM
Netherlands Antilles, Sint Maarten, Philipsburg — St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls — Historic Sint Maarten Remembered
The gingerbread surroundings for the Harbor Point Village market stalls are a typical feature of the St. Maarten/ St. Martin homes of the past. Lovingly crafted by hand, often with improvised tools, gingerbread designs took on folk art appeal on . . . — Map (db m40518) HM
Saint Lucia, Gros Islet, Pigeon Island — Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Eighteenth century The most intensive period of British occupation on Pigeon Island was from 1779 to 1783. The lime kiln was one of the first structures built. Lime was used as a binding agent for all masonry work. White lime was . . . — Map (db m82695) HM WM
Switzerland, Bern (Interlaken-Oberhasli (District)), Interlaken — Hotel Beau Rivage
Dieser französischen geprägte Neurenaissance-Palast wurde nach einem Brand 1899/1900 durch Josef Döpfer aus Luzern und den Architekten Bernhard Hauser erstellt. Der beeindruckende Baukörper mit dem Mittalrisalit in der Hauptfront und dem polygonalen . . . — Map (db m67954) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — "The Little House"Kleinhäuslein
Spätgotisches Bürgerhaus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert mit Holzdeckenkonstrucktionen aus der Bauzeit. 1723 – 1909 Weinschenke. Nach Brand von 1905 umgebaut. Unter Denkmalschutz seit 1979. 1978 – 1979 im Innern restauriert. . . . — Map (db m67700) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — Bakers GuildhallZunfthaus zu Pfistern
1408 erwarb die Pfisterngesellschaft die Liegenschaft, in deren Haus sie, seit 1421 nachweisbar, ihre Pfisterstube einrichtete. Das heutige Haus, erbaut 1573 – 1578, diente bis 1874 als gesellschaftshaus der Pfister. Die Zunft bestand aus . . . — Map (db m67539) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — Butchers’ ArchMetzgerbogli
Metzgerbogli or Butchers’ Arch is a tunnel between Kornmarktgasse and Brandgässli. The marker is composed of four inscriptions on glass, each inscription is in German, English and Chinese. Only the English text is printed here. Click on the . . . — Map (db m67543) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — Fishermens PointFischerstatt
Mittelalterliche Schifflände. Um 1550 wurden die Bögen erstellt und darunter der Fischmarkt eingerichtet, welcher vorher am untern Weinmarkt abgehalten worden war. An die Fischerstatt schloss sich reussabwärts seit 1479 – 81 die stadtische . . . — Map (db m67512) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — Grain MarketKornmarkt
1356 erstmals erwähnt. Bis ins 19. Jahrhundert Kornmarkt, der zuerst in privaten Kaufhäusern, seit 1438 in der Kornschütte des Rathauses stattfand. 1447 wurde das Rathaus vom Fischmarkt hierher verlegt. Seitdem ist der Platz politischer Mittelpunkt . . . — Map (db m67541) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — Johann Baptist Marzohl
Hier wirkte Landschaftsmaler und Backermeister Johann Baptist Marzohl Von Luzern 1792 – 1863 German-English translation: Here worked landscape painter and master baker Johann Baptist Marzohl from . . . — Map (db m67731) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — MetzgerrainliCorraggionihaus
Metzgerrainli Das westliche Metzgerrainli bildete früher einen Zweig der Kramgasse, gehörte somit zum ältesten Marktbereich der Stadt. Am Ende der östlichen Fortsetzung, an der Fischerstatt, war der Zugang zur städtischen Metzg, die 1479 . . . — Map (db m67500) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — Mühlenplatz (Mill Place)Von Mühlerad zur Turbine (From Mill Wheel to Turbine). — Die Nutzung der Wasserkraft am Mühlenplatz (The Use of Water Power on Mühlenplatz).
Panel 1 Von Mühlerad zur Turbine Die Nutzung der Wasserkraft am Mühlenplatz Lange vor der Stadtgründung wird die Wasserkraft der Reuss genutzt. Das seit dem 8. Jh. nachweisbare Kloster im Hof betreibt hier seine Mühlen. Nach der . . . — Map (db m67569) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — Stammhaus Corragioni D’Orelli
Stammhaus Corragioni D’Orelli v. Broglio Maggiatal Eingebürgert 1669 Letzter Stammhalter † 1944 German-English translation: Family Headquarters of the Corragioni D'Orelli from Broglio, Maggiatal Granted citizenship in . . . — Map (db m67501) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — The Wine MarketWeinmarkt
Bis zum 16.Jahrhundert Fischmarkt. Mit dem Abbruch der mittelalterlichen Schaal, einer zweigeschossigen, hölzernen Markthalle für den Verkauf von Fleisch, Brot und Leder, entstand 1481 der Platz in seiner heutigen Form. Steinmetz Konrad Lux . . . — Map (db m67515) HM
Switzerland, Valais (Visp (District)), Zermatt — Hotel Monte Rosa
Hier stand das Haus, in welchem Josef Lauber seit 1839 die erste Herberge von Zermatt mit drei und später acht Fremdenbetten führte. Alexander Seiler übernahm sie 1853 und errichtete 1855 an dieser Stelle das Hotel Monte Rosa mit urprünglich . . . — Map (db m67990) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich) — Bienenhof
1907 von den architekten Otto Pfleg-Hard (1869-1958) und Max Haefeli (1869-1941) für die vereinigten chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli als geschäftshaus erbaut. Die streng gegliederte pfeilerfassade zeigt in ihrem bauschmuck mit bienenmotiven . . . — Map (db m67090) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich) — Fountain from Paris
Fountain from Paris, 1870 to initiate the 1982 World Convention of Water Experts in Zurich. The four nymphs personify simplicity, purity, sobriety and charity. They symbolise international co-operation in providing people everywhere with . . . — Map (db m67089) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich (District)) — Hotel Limmathof
1570 Anstelle von kleineren mittelalterlichen häuser erbaut. Als hotel 1858 gegenüber dem neuen bahnhof eröffnet. 1908 Neugestaltung der fassade mit illusionistischer jugendstil-malerei durch die architekten Alfred Choidera (1850-1916) und . . . — Map (db m67256) HM
Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk (district)), Selçuk — The 'State Agora''Devet Agorasi'
English: Probably in the 15th century B.C., an enclosure was set up in the saddle between the two city mountains; at the beginning of the 1“century A.D. it covered an area of 160 x 58 m. The area was surrounded by porticoes on three . . . — Map (db m84281) HM
Turkey, Aksaray Province (Aksaray (district)), Sultanhani — Aksaray - Sultanhanı Caravanserai (1229)Aksaray - Sultanhanı Kervansarayı (1229)
English: Situated on Konya - Aksaray highway, Sultanhanı is the largest and best caravanserai of the seljuks. It was built by Alaattin Keykubat 1. in 1229. After a fire, it was restored and extended in 1278 by the governor Siracettin . . . — Map (db m84169) HM
Turkey, Ankara (Ankara Metropolitan Municipality) — Çengel HanYapin 1522 - Restorasyon 2005
English: History The Çengel Han was built in 1522-1523 during the reign of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman by Damat Rüstem Paşa who was married to the Sultan’s daughter Mihrimah Sultan. Though it was built close to 500 years ago, the . . . — Map (db m83891) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Şimkeşhane
English: This building is one of the first construction works in the city after the conquest of Istanbul. according to its epigraph. The place where Şimkeşhane (a place where thread was produced for fabric) was built, used to be . . . — Map (db m84950) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — The History of the Egyptian BazaarMisir Çarşispnin Tari̇hçesi̇ — L'histoire du Bazaar Egyptian
English: The construction of the bazaar began in 1597 by order of Safiye sultan, the wife of the Ottoman Sultan Murat the 3rd and the mother of Sultan Mehmet the 3rd. 67 years later, it was completed by order of Hatice Turhan Sultan, . . . — Map (db m84814) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — Tetragonos Agora - The Commercial MarketTetragonos Agora - Ticari Pazar Yeri — Die Tetragonos Agora - Der Handelsmarkt
English: The Commercial Market was already founded in the 3rd century B.C. Its visible form goes back to an expansion under Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14) into a square ensemble (side lengths 154 m) with three gates in the north, west . . . — Map (db m84363) HM
Turkey, Izmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — The So-Called House of PleasureAşk Evi Olarka Adlanırılan Yapı — Sogenanntes Freudenhaus
English: In this area three private houses have been identified: in the middle stood House 2, a two-storey peristyle house which was mistakenly interpreted as a house of pleasure for a long time. Used from the 15' century B.C. into the . . . — Map (db m84364) HM
Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk, Cockburn Town — Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse
During the colonial days, hundreds of shipwrecks occured off Grand Turk due to the shallow reef off its northern coast. Because shipwrecks were so common, vessels began refusing to call for salt cargoes, the mainstay of the Grand Turk economy. Both . . . — Map (db m40367) HM
Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk, Cockburn Town — Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse
During the Lighthouse's first forty years of use, wrecks continued along the northern coast. Ship captains complained that the light was too dim or not lit at all. Some believe that the dimming of the light was done intentionally to cause ship . . . — Map (db m40454) HM
Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk, Cockburn Town — The History of the West( Grand Turk )
The western side of Grand Turk is the leeward side of the island. This is the side protected from high winds and storms. Because of this, it was the primary anchorage for the sailing vessels that came and went from Grand Turk for hundreds of years. . . . — Map (db m40351) HM
Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk, Cockburn Town — The Northeast Reef — (Grand Turk)
The Northeast Reef is a shallow reef lying to the northeast of Grand Turk and running 2.8 miles into the sea. The Reef lies in the Turks Island Passage, which has been located along trade routes from Jamaica, Cuba and Hispaniola back to Europe since . . . — Map (db m40602) HM
Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk, Cockburn Town — #16 — Todds
Todds, which was built in the 1880's, not only is the oldest variety store in the island, but also the only one still trading under its almost-original name and owned by the same family. The store was first owned by the Stubbs family who were the . . . — Map (db m31453) HM
U.S Virgin Islands, St Croix, Christiansted — Christiansted Wharf1830s-1850s
Along the wharf you would have heard the creaking of rigging and pulleys as ships unloaded foodstuffs, plantation supplies, and building materials. The scent of sugar and molasses sweetened the air. Down the street plodded oxen, snorting with . . . — Map (db m60815) HM
U.S Virgin Islands, St John — Boiling Room
Intense heat. Steam rising from huge cauldrons. A foreman shouting to watch the last copper. This empty ruin was once the heart of Annaberg’s sugar operation. Workers ladled the cane juice from kettle to kettle, gradually concentrating and . . . — Map (db m60781) HM
U.S Virgin Islands, St John — Horse Mill
When the breeze died, mules, horses or oxen plodded an endless circle in the sun while slaves fed cane to the rollers. A box at the base caught and held the juice until the factory called for more.

In the early 1900’s, after the sugar industry . . . — Map (db m60780) HM

U.S Virgin Islands, St John — Windmill
If there was a steady breeze, cane was brought to the windmill. Revolving sails turned a central shaft, rotating the rollers and crushing the stalks. Juice ran down the rollers into the gutter and flowed downhill to the factory. The windmill, as . . . — Map (db m60779) HM
United Kingdom, Angus (Scotland), Arbroath — David Dunbar BuickSeptember 17 1854 – March 5 1929
American motoring pioneer & founder of the Buick motor company of America. David Dunbar Buick was born at No. 26 Green Street, Arbroath, which lay approx 90 metres north of this, the only remaining building to show the line of the original . . . — Map (db m34452) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Bushmills History & Heritage
The Salmon The natural life cycle of a salmon is one of nature's wonders. A salmon begins its life in the shallow water and gravel beds of the river as eggs then fry. These small fry stay in the river until they mature into par. The next . . . — Map (db m70892) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Railway
The Giant’s Causeway railway provides a passenger link between the historic town of Bushmills and the famous basalt stone columns of the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site. The Railway is an interesting heritage experience and travels along . . . — Map (db m70850) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Hamill TerraceCauseway Coastal Route
Side A Welcome to Hamill Terrace Renowned as the gateway to the Giant's Causeway and for the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, Bushmills has a unique heritage of historic buildings and mills. Images (clockwise . . . — Map (db m70873) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Belleek — The Enamel Grindstone
Enamel colours have always been used to decorate pottery wares. Today they come processed but in early years of the Belleek Pottery they, along with most raw materials, were processed at the Pottery. This particular grindstone was used to . . . — Map (db m72561) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Belleek — Welcome to Belleek
Beal Leice, meaning 'the mouth of the flagstone', lies in the most westerly point of Northern Ireland, hidden in the Erne valley between the Sligo mountains and the Atlantic. The village, which was first laid out during the Plantation of Ulster . . . — Map (db m72553) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Artillery Bastion
A night at Talbot's theatre Actor/manager Michael Atkins opened the city's first purpose-built theatre at the top of Artillery Street in 1774. It soon became the fashionable place to be seen especially at grand social occasions when the . . . — Map (db m71080) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Austins Department Store
The World's Oldest Independent Department Store ——————— Established in 1830 by its founder Thomas Austin (1815-1892) — Map (db m71132) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Butcher Gate
Two million gallons of whisky Smoke from illicit poteen whisky stills used to waft over the walls from the Bogside. Legal distilleries opened in the Waterside and in the Bogside in the 1820s. Watt's Abbey Street distillery became the . . . — Map (db m70971) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Butcher Gate
This was one of the four original gates of 1617. It was initially called the 'Nugate' or King's Gate, later being renamed Butcher Gate after the nearby meat market and slaughterhouse. The gate was nearly destroyed by cannon fire during the 1689 . . . — Map (db m70972) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Newgate Bastion
The first shot On 13th April, 1689 the first shot of the siege was fired. Citizens on the walls spotted the vanguard of the Jacobite army approaching under Lieutenant General Richard Hamilton. To make his presence known, Hamilton fired a . . . — Map (db m71098) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Newmarket Street
You are standing on the city walls. Newmarket Street slopes up and over the wall. The street was created in the mid 19th century on the site of the Smithfield Meat Market to allow carts to the new covered market. — Map (db m71100) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Shipquay Gate
This was one of the four original 17th century gates to the city. It had a watch tower, battlements and a portcullis. The carvings on the outside of the present gate, built between 1803-5, celebrate the city's wealth. The cornucopia is a symbol . . . — Map (db m70927) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Walled City
If 'stones could speak', what a story they would have to tell. Their voices still echo on the walls and in the city streets. According to tradition St. Colm Cille chose the oak grove on top of the hill for his monastery in 546 AD. His . . . — Map (db m70928) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Garvagh — Welcome to Garvagh
The town of Garvagh owes its 17th century origins and subsequent development to the Canning family. George Canning was the first family member to come to Ireland when, in September 1614, he arrived at Agivey on the banks of the Bann as an agent . . . — Map (db m70740) HM

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