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38 Holland Street West - Collings Furniture & Undertaking

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  • Deel
  • 1996

The structure located at 38 Holland St. West (on the southwest corner of Holland and Drury Streets) was built around 1900 in the Ontario Vernacular style. B.B. “Ben” Collings lived upstairs with his wife (a Waldruff), and children Bernice, Kathlee...

Nancy Smith

38 Holland Street West - Collings Furniture & Undertaking

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  • Deel
  • 1995

The structure located at 38 Holland St. West (on the southwest corner of Holland and Drury Streets) was built around 1900 in the Ontario Vernacular style. B.B. “Ben” Collings lived upstairs with his wife (a Waldruff), and children Bernice, Kathlee...

Nancy Smith

B.B. Collings Furniture Store Bill

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  • Stuk
  • 1912-10-29

An account bill made out to the Bradford Lawn Bowling Club by B.B. Collings Furniture & Household Item Store, dated October 29th, 1912.

Bradford Lawn Bowling Club

38 Holland Street West - Collings Furniture & Undertaking

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  • Stuk
  • 1995

The structure located at 38 Holland St. West (on the southwest corner of Holland and Drury Streets) was built around 1900 in the Ontario Vernacular style. B.B. “Ben” Collings lived upstairs with his wife (a Waldruff), and children Bernice, Kathlee...

Nancy Smith

71 John Street East

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  • Stuk
  • 1996

The mid-block building located at 71 John St. East was built around 1900 in the Edwardian Classicism style. It was once the home of Sam Stein and his son and daughter. He was the owner of the Toronto Manufacturing Co. (maker of baby carriages and ...

Nancy Smith

Moore Street 1969

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  • Stuk
  • 1969

The Kilkenny family first opened a furniture and undertaker business at this same location in 1842. Their primary business was in cabinetmaking when it first opened. Thomas Kilkenny is said to have introduced the first hearse to Simcoe County ar...

Dorothy Cilipka

B.B. Collings Furniture Store

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  • Stuk
  • 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