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June 21, 1951 (Creation)
- Kitchener-Waterloo Record
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4 photographs : b&w copy negatives ; 8 x 10 cm
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The Kitchener-Waterloo Record began with the publication of the Daily News of Berlin on February 9, 1878 and was the first daily paper in the area. It was published by Peter Moyer. Over the years it had several names and publishers: in January of 1897 it was purchased by the German Printing and Publishing Company and was amalgamated with that company's Berlin Daily Record to become the Berlin News Record, and later still the News Record, all published by William (Ben) V. Uttley. In 1918 the publishers of the German-language paper the Berliner Journal, William D. Euler (later Senator for North Waterloo) and William J. Motz, purchased the News Record and changed the name to the Kitchener Daily Record. On July 17, 1922 the Record absorbed the other daily, the Daily Telegraph. With that event, the original three daily papers (the News Record, the Berlin Daily Record, and the Daily Telegraph) became one.
The Berliner Journal began in December 29, 1859 by Frederick Rittinger and John Motz, and was located on Queen Street south, Kitchener. Motz remained editor until his death in 1899, at which time his son William acquired his father's interest. When Rittinger died in 1915 his share was acquired by William D. Euler. The weekly Journal ended on May 10, 1924. The Record’s first staff photographer was Harry Huehnergard, who worked for the paper for 49 years before retiring in 1986 as Manager of the Photographic Department.
In 1948 the Kitchener Daily Record was re-named the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, which name it retained until 1994, when it became simply The Record. In 1928 the paper moved from its home at 49 King Street west to a new building at 30 Queen Street north where it was to stay for 44 years until moving in May 1973 to 225 Fairway Road. When William J. Motz died in 1946 his son John E. Motz took over as publisher. The by-then Senator Euler sold his interest to Southam Press in 1953. John E. Motz died in 1975 and the Motz Family continued to own a controlling interest in the paper until 1990, when it was sold to Southam. In 1998, The Record was sold to Sun Media Corporation, and then in March 1999, to Torstar Corporation. In January 2005, the paper moved its offices to Market Square on King Street east in Kitchener's downtown core, and on March 11, 2008, the name was changed to the Waterloo Region Record.
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51-2375_001, 51-2375_002 and 51-2375_004 appeared on Page 3 of the Friday, June 22, 1951 edition of the newspaper as part of the photo feature: "Tear Down Old Chimney Near Victoria Park."
Photo caption that accompanied published versions of 51-2375_001 and 51-2375_004: "BRICK RUBBLE - The only remnant of an old glue factory, near Victoria Park, the chimney, was torn down yesterday by the Harry Wunder Construction. Part of the crowd of 150 that watched the demolition is shown above [51-2375_004] inspecting the large heap of bricks strewn on the ground. The chimney before it was knocked down is show at left [51-2375_001].
Photo caption from published version of 51-2375_002: "GOING, GOING, GONE - The structure tumbled a little sooner than expected but workmen got out of the way unharmed. The chimney, property of the Grand River Railway, was considered dangerous to children playing in the district."