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Vernon's Kitchener - Waterloo City Directories

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1960
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
820 p.
Date Range
1960
Publisher
Vernon Directories Limited
Place of Publication
Hamilton, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
101 MB
Copyright Status
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
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Kitchener Fire Station Number 4

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1960]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph, on cardboard backing, of the exterior of Fire Station Number (No.) 4 at 340 Fairway Road South, Kitchener, Ontario. Two fire engines and a fire truck can be seen parked in the driveway in front of the building. A multi-storied apartment building is visible in the backgr…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P003059
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
15 cm (W) X 7.2 cm (H)
15 cm (W) X 7.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[ca. 1960]
Date of Publication
1960
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph, on cardboard backing, of the exterior of Fire Station Number (No.) 4 at 340 Fairway Road South, Kitchener, Ontario. Two fire engines and a fire truck can be seen parked in the driveway in front of the building. A multi-storied apartment building is visible in the background.
Storage Location
PB4
Name Access
Kitchener Fire Department
Subject Access
Fire engines & equipment
Fire stations
Fire Station (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This photograph is in poor condition; thumb-tack holes, cracking, and buckling. This image is part of the Kitchener Fire Dept. Collection.
Copyright Status
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Copright Date
1960
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Kitchener Fire Station Number 3

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1960]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph,on cardboard backing, of the exterior of Fire Station no.3, located on Ottawa Street North and Brick Street, Kitchener, Ontario. A fire engine and a fire truck can be seen parked in the driveway in front of the building. The side of a church can be seen at the left of th…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P003058
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
15 cm (W) X 7.2 cm (H)
15 cm (W) X 8.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[ca. 1960]
Date of Publication
1960
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph,on cardboard backing, of the exterior of Fire Station no.3, located on Ottawa Street North and Brick Street, Kitchener, Ontario. A fire engine and a fire truck can be seen parked in the driveway in front of the building. The side of a church can be seen at the left of the photo and a large snow drift is visible in the foreground.
Storage Location
PB4
Name Access
Kitchener Fire Department
Subject Access
Fire engines & equipment
Fire stations
Fire Station (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This photograph is in fair condition; some cracking, and buckling. This image is part of the Kitchener Fire Dept. Collection.
Copyright Status
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Copright Date
1960
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Kitchener Fire Department Headquarters

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1960 and 1965]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph on cardboard backing of the exterior of the Kitchener Fire Department's headquarters at 150 Highland Road West, Kitchener, Ontario. Two fire engines and a fire truck are parked in the driveway in front of the building, as well as a vehicle marked "K.F.D. Rescue Unit", an…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P003056
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
15 cm (W) X 8.7 cm (H)
15 cm (W) X 9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1960 and 1965]
Date of Publication
1963
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph on cardboard backing of the exterior of the Kitchener Fire Department's headquarters at 150 Highland Road West, Kitchener, Ontario. Two fire engines and a fire truck are parked in the driveway in front of the building, as well as a vehicle marked "K.F.D. Rescue Unit", and three cars.
Storage Location
PB4
Name Access
Kitchener Fire Department
Subject Access
Buildings
Fire engines & equipment
Fire stations
Fire Station (Kitchener, Ont.)
Fire Halls
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This photograph is in fair condition; it has several thumb-tack holes, and some buckling. This image is part of the Kitchener Fire Department Collection.
Copyright Status
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Copright Date
1960
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Waterloo County pioneer artifacts display

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1955 and 1965]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white interior photograph of a four-tiered display containing a number of historical artifacts dating from Waterloo County's pioneer era. The collection consists of books (including a vulgate bible), household items, hardware, and ceramics. A quilt, violin, and clock are also visible. M…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000586
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.3 cm (W) X 15.4 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1955 and 1965]
Date of Publication
1960
Scope and Content
Black and white interior photograph of a four-tiered display containing a number of historical artifacts dating from Waterloo County's pioneer era. The collection consists of books (including a vulgate bible), household items, hardware, and ceramics. A quilt, violin, and clock are also visible. Many of the items bear labels indicating their place of origin, i.e. England, Germany, Ireland, Pennsylvania, Scotland. Above the shelves is a sign reading: "From it's [sic] earliest days, life in Waterloo County has been coloured and strengthened by the cultures of the lands from which its settlers came ..."
Storage Location
PB11
Subject Access
Galleries & museums
Displays
Artifacts
Waterloo County (Waterloo, Ont.)
Notes
The photo may have been taken in the Doon Pioneer Village museum. This photograph is in excellent condition.
Copyright Status
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Copright Date
1960
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley buses at car barn

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1960
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black-and-white photograph shows three Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley buses empty and parked outside the commission's "car barn" on King Street East, Kitchener in the Rockway Gardens area. One bus has a rooftop sign advertising a local business, Butler Insurance Ltd. Another sign vis…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P008176
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
17.3 cm (W) X 12.3 cm (H)
17.7 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1960
Date of Publication
1960
Scope and Content
Black-and-white photograph shows three Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley buses empty and parked outside the commission's "car barn" on King Street East, Kitchener in the Rockway Gardens area. One bus has a rooftop sign advertising a local business, Butler Insurance Ltd. Another sign visible on the side of one bus advertises Mountain Dew soft drink.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Kitchener PUC Street railway depot and "car barn" at 1402 King St. E., Kitchener.
Subject Access
Buses
Street railroad stations
Transportation
Trolley Bus
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The Kitchener Public Utilities Commission operated a transit service in Kitchener and Waterloo from 1927 to 1973. Electric trolley buses (coaches) replaced street cars along King Street on January 1, 1947. The PUC barn in the Rockway Gardens area on the north side of King Street East was opposite the passenger terminal building on the south side of King Street East. The City of Waterloo purchased transit service for that city from the Kitchener PUC. The use of trolley buses was discontinued in the spring of 1973. At the same time, Kitchener Transit was created, replacing the Kitchener PUC transit division. The trolley buses were shipped by train to BC Hydro for spare parts and replaced by General Motors diesel buses. In 2018 the car barn property is occupied by the Eastwood Community apartments at 1414 King St. E. and the Rockway Gardens Village apartments at 1420 King St. E. The use of electric trolley buses in Kitchener and Waterloo is described in a story found online at the trainweb.org website. It says trolley No. 107 was a model Brill T44, one of ten the Kitchener PUC purchased from the Canadian Car and Foundry Company. This item is part of the "Public Transit in Waterloo Region" image group.
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Copright Date
1960
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley bus

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Description Level
Item
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Undated black and white photo shows a single electricty-powered Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley bus as it travels through a turn-around loop. Also visible are a single-storey building and a billboard advertisement for household paints.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P008183
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
17.2 cm (W) X 12 cm (H)
17.7 cm (W) X 12.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date of Publication
1960
Scope and Content
Undated black and white photo shows a single electricty-powered Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley bus as it travels through a turn-around loop. Also visible are a single-storey building and a billboard advertisement for household paints.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Kitchener PUC
Subject Access
Bus terminals
Buses
Mass transit
Transportation
Trolley Bus
Place
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
The Kitchener Public Utilities Commission (PUC) operated a transit service in Kitchener and Waterloo from 1927 to 1973. It operated electric street railway cars along King Street in both cities from 1927 to 1946. Late in December of 1946 the streetcars were replaced with gasoline-powered buses and electric trolley buses. The Kitchener PUC barn was situated opposite the passenger terminal (later Rockway Seniors Centre) at the east end of the street car tracks. In 2018 the car barn property is occupied by the Eastwood Community apartments at 1414 King St. E. and the Rockway Gardens Village apartments at 1420 King St. E. Trolley buses were discontinued in March 1973. The 20 remaining trolley buses were sold to B.C. Hydro in Vancouver and shipped west by CP Rail. The location of this photo has not been confirmed, but it was likely taken at the north end of the trolley bus service route in Waterloo where a turn-around loop was located on the east side of King Street North, just south of Hickory Street. The single-storey building, billboard signs and building on the far right of this photo appear to match features of two photos of Kitchener PUC trolley buses shown at the website www.trolleybusnet, one of which is identified as trolley bus Brill 103 "at the Waterloo loop." The trolley bus number in our photo can't be identified. The bus has an advertisement on the front for the Bad Boy furniture and appliance retail store chain operated in Ontario by Mel Lastman of Toronto. The advertisement above the bus appears to match the ad visible in a photo found at the website www.trolleybus.net that says: "High heat costs? I'm installing gas heat." This item is part of the "Public Transit in Waterloo Region" image group.
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Copright Date
1960
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley buses at car barn

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Description Level
Item
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black-and-white undated image shows parts of three Kitchener PUC trolley buses parked beside a wall of the utility's "car" barn on King Street East in Kitchener. There is advertising on the buses, but the wording is not legible. Electric lines are visible above the trolley buses.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P008184
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
17.3 cm (W) X 12 cm (H)
17.7 cm (W) X 12.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date of Publication
1960
Scope and Content
Black-and-white undated image shows parts of three Kitchener PUC trolley buses parked beside a wall of the utility's "car" barn on King Street East in Kitchener. There is advertising on the buses, but the wording is not legible. Electric lines are visible above the trolley buses.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Kitchener PUC
Subject Access
Buses
Mass transit
Trolley Bus
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Kitchener Public Utilities Commission barn]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The Kitchener Public Utilities Commission operated a transit service in Kitchener and Waterloo from 1927 to 1973. It operated electric street railway cars along King Street in both cities from 1927 to 1946. Late in December of 1946 the streetcars were replaced with gasoline-powered buses and electric trolley buses. Even earlier the PUC had begun operating other transit routes with buses. These routes were called "cross-town lines." Trolley buses were in use until 1973 when Kitchener Transit, operated by the City of Kitchener, was created. Kitchener Public Utilities Commission, head office at 191 King St. W., Kitchener. Street railway depot and "car barn" at 1402 King St. E., Kitchener, This item is part of the "Public Transit in Waterloo Region" image group.
Copyright Status
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Copright Date
1960
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Reading room, Kitchener Public Library

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1959]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the reading room of the Kitchener Public Library. Several people are shown reading at the table. In the background, above the Fiction M-Z shelving unit, a large poster, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the library, can be seen. The poster has an image of former Chie…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P010269
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
21.5 cm (W) X 16.5 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[ca. 1959]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the reading room of the Kitchener Public Library. Several people are shown reading at the table. In the background, above the Fiction M-Z shelving unit, a large poster, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the library, can be seen. The poster has an image of former Chief Librarian, B. Mabel Dunham, in the lower right hand corner.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Public libraries
Reading rooms
Kitchener Public Library
Carnegie libraries
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Berlin's Carnegie library was opened in 1904 and was located on Queen Street North at the corner of Weber Street, Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario. The building was renovated in 1916 to include a wing for a Children's Library, a second floor addition and a history room in the basement. The Carnegie Library was replaced by a new library building located at 85 Queen Street North in May 1962.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1960
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of storefronts along King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario. A partial view of the storefront for Miller and Hohmeier Dry Goods, located at 58 King Street East, can be seen on the right side of the image.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002848
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
6.8 cm (W) X 10 cm (H)
7.6 cm (W) X 11.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1960
Date of Publication
1960
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of storefronts along King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario. A partial view of the storefront for Miller and Hohmeier Dry Goods, located at 58 King Street East, can be seen on the right side of the image.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Buildings
Business districts
King Street East (Kitchener, Ont.)
Miller and Hohmeier Dry Goods (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Photograph has scalloped edges.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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