“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Perth County, Ontario

Grand Trunk Railway St. Mary's Junction station image, Touch for more information
By Robert Taylor via Flickr (CC BY 2.0), July 29, 2010
Grand Trunk Railway St. Mary's Junction station
1Ontario, Perth County, Saint Marys — Grand Trunk Railway St. Mary's Junction
The Grand Trunk was incorporated in 1853 to run from Sarnia to Portland, Maine, Although it took in existing lines, new ones had to be built, including the Toronto to Sarnia section which was undertaken by the Canadian firm of Gzowski and . . . Map (db m193016) HM
2Ontario, Perth County, Saint Marys — Grand Trunk Trail – St. Marys
In 1857, the Grand Trunk Railway announced plans to extend its main line from Toronto to Sarnia. As it passed through St. Marys, it was necessary to build two high trestle bridges, one across the Thames River, the other across Trout Creek to carry a . . . Map (db m198280) HM
3Ontario, Perth County, Saint Marys — St. Marys Grand Trunk Station
This station was constructed in the summer of 1907 for the Grand Trunk Railway. It was the third depot on the line at St. Marys, following the Junction Station erected in 1858 and the station at “The Switch” erected in 1879. The general contractor . . . Map (db m198301) HM
4Ontario, Perth County, Saint Marys — St. Marys Public Library
In 1904 Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000 for this limestone library. Town Council agreed to provide a site and to maintain library at $1,000 a year. J.A. Humphris was the architect, and Robert Clyde, local stonemason, was the builder. The . . . Map (db m198286) HM
5Ontario, Perth County, Saint Marys — St. Marys Water Tower
In April of 1899 a delegation of concerned citizens approached St. Marys Town Council to request a plebiscite for the purpose of installing a municipal water system. Council granted their request and prepared the necessary by-law. Three months later . . . Map (db m198287) HM
6Ontario, Perth County, Saint Marys — The Church Street Bridge
Designed by Mr. W. Williams, this bridge was built by local stonemasons Messers James Clyde and James Elliot and completed on October 13, 1884, at a cost of $3,800. Restored in 1979 by the Town of St. Marys with a grant from The Ontario Heritage . . . Map (db m198283) HM
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7Ontario, Perth County, Saint Marys — Town Hall
In 1891, after the frame town hall on this site burned, Town Council ran a competition for the design of the new town hall. Toronto architect G.W. Gouinlock's plans for a Richardson Romanesque building were chosen. The structure, of St. Marys . . . Map (db m198284) HM
8Ontario, Perth County, Stratford — City Hall
Opened 1899
Designers G.W. King J.W. Siddall Contractors Cawsey & Youngs A floorplan of geometric shapes replaced earlier city hall burnt in 1897 Refurbished 1973-74 A property designated under the Ontario . . . Map (db m198310) HM
9Ontario, Perth County, Stratford — Stratford City Hall / L’hôtel de Ville de Stratford
[English] Stratford's spacious civic square has been the site of the city's municipal buildings since 1857. Construction began on the present city hall after the destruction of the first town hall and market by fire in 1898. The plans were . . . Map (db m198303) HM
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Mar. 28, 2023