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30 Holland Street West

The building located at 30 Holland St. West (on the southeast corner of Holland and Drury Streets) has been the site of many businesses, including Bradford Travel (as seen in this photo from 1995). Many years previously, George Ogilvie, a tailor, moved to this area from Bond Head. He employed five or six cutters and seamstresses to help run his business. It occupied the first and second floors of the building. John Depew moved here years later. He ran a barbershop on the ground floor and lived upstairs with his children (Oswald, Eddie and Georgina). The two boys became barbers and Georgina was a nurse in the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia. Archie Hammell and his wife Minnie (Spence) opened and ran a grocery store here for a time. Gerry McTavish worked for them, and he and his wife took over the business when the Hammells retired. (1, 2)

George Jackson

44 John Street East

The mid-block structure located at 44 John St. East was built pre-1900 in Amsterdam (on the east side of the Holland River) in the Ontario Vernacular style. It was later moved to this site. This house was once the home of George Ogilvie, a tailor on Holland Street. He had moved here from Bond Head. After his death, it became the home of Dave Ogilvie and his family. When the house was remodeled, the bathroom was redone and stuccoed by Dick Saint, the carpentry work was done by Art Saint, the plumbing was done by Oswald Davey, and Ted Gapp did the wiring.
The two-storey, two-bay house has a rectangular plan with a side hall, an asymmetrical façade, and a medium-pitched, hip roof. An enclosed, entrance porch with a truncated, hip roof is raised slightly above grade. It has a single door and windows on three sides. The porch appears to be a later addition. The house has small window openings, double-hung windows (not original), and plain, wood trim and sills. Wood frame construction is covered with vinyl siding and there is a parged, stone foundation. The original cladding was probably wood. According to the 2000 inventory, the house has few building elements (other than the form) that appear to be original. It also notes that the house probably had few decorative details originally. (1, 2, 3)

George Jackson

95 Moore Street

The house located at 95 Moore Street on the southeast corner of Moore and Letitia (later Frederick) Streets was built pre-1900 in the Ontario Vernacular Cottage style. George Ogilvie (a tailor) once lived here. A three-foot high, picket fence originally ran along the east side of Moore Street from this corner to Joseph Street.
The one-storey, three-bay cottage has a symmetrical façade, a rectangular plan, and a centre hall. A box hall was typical for this style. It also has a one-storey, rear addition. There is a shallow-pitched, gable roof on the main portion and a shed roof on the rear addition. The covered, front porch has a gable roof supported on brackets. A simple entrance is raised above grade level and it has a single door in a rectangular opening. There are small, single windows to the primary rooms on each side of the porch. The porch stairs are a recent addition and the double-hung windows are also not original. Windows are set into simple, rectangular openings and have plain, wood surrounds and sills. Wood frame construction is covered with insulbrick (asphalt) and aluminum siding. The original cladding was probably wood cove siding. There is a stone-rubble foundation. According to the 2000 inventory, this modest cottage probably had few decorative details originally. It also notes that other than the building’s form, few existing building elements appear to be original. (1, 2, 3)

George Jackson

Assessment Correspondence

Documents and correspondence between the Village of Bradford and other parties relating to the assessment roll and tax assessments.

John Harrison

Bradford Businessmen of 1894

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. Garrett.
Second Row: A. Thompson; H.S. Broughton; Robt Stewart; Jas. Clarke; Wm. Campbell; R.J. Barry; Wm. Kilkenny; John Bemrose, sr.; E. Boddy; Jas. Mills.
Third Row: J.H. Hockridge; C. Elliot; R.F. Green; T.S. Graham; J.S. Boddy; G. Ogilvie; John Bemrose, jr.
Front Row: B. Hulse; E. Driffill; W. Scott; H. Parker; J.G. Cook; W.L. Campbell; A. Sutherland; W.W. Ellis."

Edmund Garrett

Bradford Lawn Bowling Club Membership List

A page listing members of the Bradford Lawn Bowling Club in an account and minute book of theirs. The club was founded in 1909 and William L. Campbell was a founding member.

"The following gentlemen have signified their intention of becoming part of the club:

H. S. Broughton
Peter Holt
T. W. W. Evans
D. F. Porter
T. A. Pratt
J. E. Hodgson
T. E. Bell
W. A. Stratton
Geo. D. Morton
Robt. Helmer
E. J. Morton
Alex. Logan
A. [Illegible] Wright
Geo. Ogilvie
Geo. G. Green
Dr. C. W. Ellis
Geo. R. Coombs
Geo. A. Carefoot
C. Casselman
A. E. Dyment
Dr. Stevenson
W. L. Campbell
Jos. Park
E. P. Snow
E. V. Peters
Mr. R. Perley
S. Martin
Gilbert Lukes
Wm. Manders
Jas. Bemrose
Fred Moore
A. E. Scanlon
Robt. Neilly
Herb Wiley
Ed Coombs
Robt. Stewart
L. C. McDonald"

Luanne Campbell Edwards

Bradford Public Library annual meeting report

"The annual meeting of the Public Library was held in the Council Chamber on Friday evening. The attendance was small, as usual. The Treasurer, Mr. Jas. Driffill, presented his report, which showed that the receipts for the year were $354, and the expenditure $310.17, leaving a balance on hand of $44.37. ..."

Bradford Witness


Council motions relating to various by-laws, dated 1918.

John Harrison

Council Notes of 1918

Bradford council notes and documents for 1918. Dates include: January 14, January 21, February 8, February 11, February 19, February 22, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, June 17, July 12, August 23, October 11, November 22 and December 16.

John Harrison

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