An article about a highly destructive fire that swept through Holland Street, destroying multiple buildings, businesses and homes. The original article appeared in the May 22nd, 1871 edition of the Toronto Daily Telegraph and was reprinted in 1901 as part of the "Looking Backward" series.
Photograph of Bessie Blanchard, sister of Marjorie Blanchard Campbell (wife of William L. Campbell). The photograph was taken around 1920 when Bessie visited her sister and brother-in-law, travelling from Jamestown, New York. It also showcases the east view from the backyards of the houses on Barrie Street.
Photograph of the home of Dr. Frederick Coney Stevenson at 136 Barrie Street, c. 1905. In the 1940s it was added to, the facade changed and turned into a nursing home. This picture was given to Lew Campbell by Ken Stevenson, Dr. Stevenson’s grandson. Lew Campbell and his family lived at 129 Barrie Street, across the street from this house . Dr. Stevenson can be seen in the photo (sitting on the lawn).
One of Campbell's strongest childhood memories was seeing Dr. Stevenson collapse while cutting his lawn in 1927. He was pronounced dead when Dr. Lewis H. Campbell arrived minutes later.