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43/45 Drury Street

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  • 1996

The mid-block building located at 43 and 45 Drury St. was built in the Neoclassical Duplex style in the 1860-1880’s. Leonard Saint bought the building in 1909 from Mrs. Garrett (mother of E. Garrett who owned the Bradford Witness newspaper). Len w...

Nancy Smith

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

Algonquin Lodge

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  • 1906

This is Algonquin Lodge, later known as the Convent. it was the residence of Rev. Egerton R. Young in 1906.

Edmund Garrett

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

Bradford Citizens' Brass Band

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  • 1906

The article accompanying this photograph mentions the Brass Band of Bradford, organized in 1870 and directed by John H. Hockridge. It became the 35th Battalion band in 1874, organized by William A. Armstrong. In this photograph are (named with the...

Edmund Garrett

Bradford High School

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  • 1906

This portrait is of the original Bradford High School on Queen Street. The picture is followed by an article on its history, and pictures of its principal, George A. Carefoot, and of the Members of Bradford High School Board of 1906. The members w...

Edmund Garrett

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