“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 Wellington County, Ontario

The Village Centre Marker image, Touch for more information
By cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), August 13, 2017
The Village Centre Marker
1 Ontario, Wellington County, Elora — The Village Centre
This convergence of streets has, at various times, been called, “Business Corners”, “The Crescent” and “Market Square”. For most of the 19th century, the west side of Geddes Street was known as the Fair Grounds, home to the Monthly Cattle Fair and . . . Map (db m196210) HM
2 Ontario, Wellington County, Erin, Hillsburgh — Erin Township Park1867 • Centennial of Confederation • 1967
. . . Map (db m218540) HM
3 Ontario, Wellington County, Fergus — The Founders of Fergus
Adam Fergusson (1782-1862) first visited Canada in 1831 to investigate emigration for the Highland Society of Scotland. In 1833, in partnership with a fellow Scot, James Webster (1808-69), he purchased over 7,000 acres of uncleared land in . . . Map (db m218385) HM
4 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — Duncan-McPhee Building
The south eastern unit built 1853 by John Catchpole, tinsmith. Probably the first stone structure on Norfolk Street. John Howard added the larger corner section in 1864. Imposing mid 19th century styled masonry. Designated as a Building of . . . Map (db m208699) HM
5 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — Guelph City Hall / L'hôtel de ville de Guelph
[English] Many Canadian cities erected well-designed municipal buildings during the mid-19th century railway boom. Guelph City Hall, one of the best of this group, symbolized the city’s confidence in its future. Designed by Toronto . . . Map (db m208693) HM
6 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — Guelph City Hall 1856
This fine example of classical architecture was begun in 1856 following the incorporation of Guelph as a town. It was designed by William Thomas, architect of St. Lawrence Hall, Toronto, and other important buildings throughout the province, and was . . . Map (db m196191) HM
7 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — Guelph Public Library / Bibliothèque publique de Guelph
[English] One of the first municipally supported libraries formed in Ontario following passage of the Free Libraries Act of 1882, the Guelph Public Library was established on February 10, 1883. It replaced the limited library . . . Map (db m199845) HM
8 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — Guelph's Original Town Hall
This photo shows the original Town Hall and Market House designed by architect William Thomas. The building opened in 1857. The tower bell was rung daily at 7 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m., and during fires, funerals and special events. The central . . . Map (db m208695) HM
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9 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — Heffernan Street Footbridge
This graceful, arched bridge of reinforced concrete was built in 1914, replacing the original 1881 steel bridge, to plans by E.E. Clawson, City Engineer. A unique feature of the riverscape and important pedestrian link to the city's commercial core. . . . Map (db m196190) HM
10 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — John Galt1779-1839
History maker, novelist, poet and superintendent of the Canada Company, he founded Guelph on April 23, 1827. The opening of the Huron Tract in Upper Canada has been described as the most important single attempt at settlement in Canadian history. . . . Map (db m208694) HM
11 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — John Galt's Town Plan
John Galt's 1827 plan for the Town of Guelph shows a central gathering place inside the large, triangular Market Grounds. Galt’s plan was based on planned towns he had seen in his travels including Buffalo, New York and Detroit, Michigan which used . . . Map (db m208696) HM
12 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — Provincial Winter Fair Building
In 1899, based on the city's reputation for promoting advanced agriculture, Guelph's Market Square was selected to host the annual Provincial Winter Fair. The square was also used regularly for livestock competitions, cattle and horse auctions, . . . Map (db m208700) HM
13 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — The Home of the First Mayor of Guelph
Built in 1847, 22 Wilson Street, was the home and business premises of John Smith when he served as Mayor in 1856Map (db m208698) HM
14 Ontario, Wellington County, Guelph — The Toronto-Dominion Bank
In 1832 Canada Company Lot 108 was purchased by J.C.W. Daly, an agent of the Company. Later used as a merchant shop by Elizabeth Worsley, it was purchased from her estate in 1855 by the Emslie brothers, stone masons, builders, and owners of a . . . Map (db m208697) HM
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May. 31, 2023