Laura, Queen's Square | May 23, 2018
Anyone interested in our city's past -- before the 401 and even before automobiles -- should take a peek at our newly digitized local history documents. These fascinating booklets are full of unique photographs and show a seemingly simpler time in Preston, Hespeler and Galt.
Included in our collection are:
Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897 [PDF]
Snapshots of life in early Galt with profiles of town leaders, major businesses, hospitals and schools.
Preston Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths, c.1920 [PDF]
Full brochure from the famed hotel in Preston, including guest rates, health services as well as photographs of the rooms and surrounding area.
Fire insurance plan Preston, 1910 [PDF]
These detailed maps of old Preston show where houses, factories and other buildings were located in the city as well as their design and construction.
Hespeler, Canada: a souvenir of the factory town, 1901 [PDF]
A look at early Hespeler with profiles of town leaders, major businesses, hospitals and schools.