Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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45 Holland Street East - The Edmund Garrett House

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  • 1995

The Edmund Garrett House is a two-storey building located at 45 Holland St. East. It was built in the Classic Revival style in the 1880’s (after the fire of 1871 that destroyed much of Bradford’s downtown). The building was converted into two liv...

Nancy Smith

B.B. Collings Furniture Store

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  • 1906

The article accompanying this photograph gives a quick history of B.B. "Ben" Collings' life and business. By this point, his furniture and undertaking business was only four years old (starting in 1902) and the storefront is shown in the photograp...

Edmund Garrett

Bateman, L.J.

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  • 1906

This portrait is of Lewis J. Bateman, farmer on Concession 9 and agent of International Harvesting Co. of America.

Edmund Garrett

Bemrose Co. Storefront

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  • 1906

The article accompanying this photograph gives a quick history of Bemrose Co. General Store, owned by the Bemrose brothers John and James. Their father, John, was a contractor and was well known in the town, a reputation which was passed down to t...

Edmund Garrett

Boat Reconstructed by W.E. Simmons

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  • 1906

The article accompanying this photograph gives a quick history of W.E. Simmons, boat and launch builder of Bradford. He was a boat builder in Hull, England before landing in Bradford by June, 1905. The photograph features E.A. Collings' boat prior...

Edmund Garrett

Bradford Businessmen of 1894

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  • 1906

The caption of this photograph follows: "Business Men of Bradford of Twelve Years Ago [1894] Top Row (from left to right): W.J. Walker; J.H. Driffill; Jas. Driffil; E.P. Snow; H.C. Barry; J.H. Davey; S.J.W. Sutherland; Dr. L.H. Campbell; E. Garret...

Edmund Garrett

Lukes, Samuel

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  • 1906

This portrait is of Samuel Lukes, businessman and mill owner of Bradford. At the time of this edition, he was a successful owner of the Bradford Flouring Mills and lived on Holland Street. Later, he would own the Algonquin Lodge (now known as the ...

Edmund Garrett

Moore Bros. Store

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  • 1906

The article accompanying this photograph gives a quick history of Moore Bros. Store, run by A.J. and F.W. Moore. The store came to Bradford in 1901, and was located just west of the Central Hotel on Holland Street. The Moore Brothers had patented ...

Edmund Garrett

Moses Knight's cement block manufacturing business

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  • 1906

The article accompanying this photograph gives a quick history of Moses Knight's cement block manufacturing business. He was the inventor of a cement block forming machine (with plans accompanying the article).

Edmund Garrett

Mrs. Andrew (Mary) Thompson's House

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  • 1906

The article accompanying this photograph gives a brief biography of Mrs. Andrew (Mary) Thompson and a photograph of their store. Andrew Thompson ran Thompson's Hardware on the southwest corner of Holland Street and Simcoe Road. The store was forme...

Edmund Garrett

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