Filling the lagoon after a long winter.
Filling the lagoon after a long winter.
Galt Stove and Furnace Company coal chute located in the lane between Clarke and Greene Aves.
(Thank you K.W. for the tip!)
The company was headed by “George Adam Clare, PC (June 6, 1854 – January 9, 1915) ….a businessman, manufacturer and politician based in Preston, Ontario, Canada (now part of Cambridge, Ontario)….He was inducted to the City of Cambridge Hall of Fame in 2005.” (From Wikipedia)
Located in the lane between Clarke & Greene Aves. Unfortunately, it has been repainted numerous times.
Old sign on the lane joining Clarke & Greene Aves.
Magnolia blossoms outside the Westmount Public Library.
(Shown on TWN)
Brachiopod fossils inside a slate stair on Melville Ave. Dating from the oceans in the Palaeozoic era – 500 to 200 million years ago.
263 Melville – J. Marshall, manufacturing agent
265 Melville – George Johnston, conductor Intercolonial Railway
“The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (reporting mark IRC), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway (ICR), was a historic Canadian railway that operated from 1872 to 1918, when it became part of Canadian National Railways. As the railway was also completely owned and controlled by the federal government, the Intercolonial was also one of Canada’s first Crown corporations”
267 Melville – Alfred D Thorton, assistant manager Canadian Rubber Co.
“The Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company was headquartered in Montreal, and opened a branch in Edmonton in 1911 to serve as a distribution point for its products which were manufactured in Ontario and Quebec….supplied rubber belting, packing, hoses, waterproof clothing, felt footwear, automobile and carriage tires, and druggists’ rubber sundries”.
269 Melville – Arthur Shibley, secretary-treasurer Westmount
271 Melville – Mrs. Louisa A. Simpson daughter of Sir George Simpson
“Sir George Simpson (1786 or 1787 or 1792 – 7 September 1860) was the Canadian governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company during the period of its greatest power. During this period (1820-1860) he was in practice, if not in law, the British viceroy for the whole of Western Canada. His efficient administration of the west was a precondition for the confederation of western and eastern Canada”.
273 Melville – R. D. Anderson, commercial traveller
253 Melville – R. C Young, Trust & Loan Co.
From: Evolving Financial Markets and International Capital Flows: Britain, the Americas and Australia 1865-1914, Lance E. Davis, Robert E. Gallman:
“In 1843 the Trust and Loan Company of Upper Canada was incorporated by special act of the Canadian Parliament for the express purpose of lending money on the security of real property”.
255 Melville – C. G. Russell, commercial traveller
257 Melville – Mrs. R. Howey, wid. J. J.
259 Melville – John Allen, builder
261 Melville – Eben Dowie, construction engineer
Eben Dowie & James Oxley were the first people to patent the use of chili power, in 1899, as an extermination ingredient. This substance is still used to this day.
From the USPO, Aug 22, 1899, Publication number US631738 A:
“Be it known that we, EBEN DOWIE, consulting engineer, and J AMEs MAoDoNALD OXLEY, insurance manager, of the city of Montreal, in the county of Hochelaga, in the Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented a certain new and useful Composition of Matter to be Used for Evicting Rats and other Vermin, of which the following is a specification.
Our composition consists of the following ingredients, combined in the proportions stated, viz: Chili pepper, twentyper cent. hellebore, five per cent. sulphate of lime,eight per cent. phosphate of lime, eight per cent. carbonate of lime, fifty-four per cent; oxide of iron, five per cent. This mixture is thoroughly mingled and makes a fine powder.”
243 Melville – Mrs. Rosalia Bingham, wid. Charles Thomas
245 Melville – Albert Staunton, real estate agent
247 Melville – Thomas Connellly, bookkeeper
249 Melville – J. McKee, salesman
251 Melville – Arthur C. Shaw, clerk, Canadian Pacific Railway
Spring blossoms near the library on an early morning.