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Kitchener Downtown Mall

Film approximately 7:20 minutes in length of Kitchener Mall a pedestrianized stretch of King Street East in downtown Kitchener during the summer months. Pedestrians and cyclists are seen moving along sidewalks and crossing streets, with the occasional trolleybus passing by. Parking spaces are painted in white hash marks with numerous tree-filled planters, flowerbeds, and benches positioned within and along them. Shots of flower beds, sculptures, a water fountain donated by the Big Brothers Association, and people seated on patios and benches appear through out. Buildings and storefronts visible include: Odeon, Eaton's, Kresge, Dutch Boy Food Market, Strand Bowl, Palladium Restaurant, Lyric theatre, Pennsylvania Kitchen, Goudies Department Store, the Walper Hotel, Queen's Restaurant, the Toronto Dominion Bank, Grafton's, Woolworth's, Sally's, Zeller's, Jack Fraser, Herman Lippert Mens Wear, Young's Jewellers, Samer's, and Frank's Mens Wear.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Kitchener Natatorium.

File consists of three photographs of the Kitchener Natatorium and its locker rooms. Talmon Henry Rieder played a role in the construction of the natatorium, located on King Street.

Rieder and Anthes family

Kitchener Water Commission : miscellaneous.

File consists of miscellaneous photographs relating to the Kitchener Water Commission. Includes two photographs of the water commissioners and their wives at a dinner (1960), a photograph of flooding in Bridgeport after Hurricane Hazel (1954), two photographs of Kitchener City Hall taken from the rear (1933), a photograph of [water main construction?] on Queen Street outside of J. E. Wiegand & Co (1937), and a retouched photograph of the Shoemaker Avenue pump house (1935).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Kitchener land acquisitions : 1921.

File consists of ten plans by S. Sharpe (city engineer) showing property in downtown Kitchener acquired by the City of Kitchener in 1921. File also includes a plan by Chas Knechtel (architect) showing the subdivision of the Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd. in Kitchener, locating semi-detached houses.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

File consists of photographs, snapshots, and negatives of buildings around Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. Includes images of the intersection at King and Frederick Streets in Kitchener, the Dana Porter Library at the University of Waterloo, the interior of the Waterloo City Centre at 100 Regina Street South, Cambridge Place, and the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College.


Kitchener-Waterloo Council of Friendship fonds.

  • SCA104-GA76
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1971, predominately 1960-1969

Fonds contains a notebook and records collected by Minnie O'Hara Maines from 1948 to 1971 in her capacity as a member of the Executive of the Kitchener-Waterloo Council of Friendship. There are blank forms regarding tax deductions and employment contracts for English-speaking classes, along with newspaper clippings that cover registration for and advertisements of these classes in Kitchener. The fonds also includes other promotional pamphlets and cards for the classes and for the Council in general, along with lists of winners for the Council's scholarship funds and names of contributors.

Kitchener-Waterloo Council of Friendship

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.

File consists of three photographs showing the members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, in which William Pope Clement played the viola for twenty-five years, and was a Life Director. William can be seen in the orchestra in two of the photographs.

Clement Bowlby Family

Kolb children.

Studio portrait of Grace Evelyn Kolb, aged 8 years, 8 days, seated, holding Raymond Oliver Kolb, aged 1 year on lap. Evelyn is seen with has large ribbons in her hair and Raymond is holding a sprig of greenery.

Schantz Russell Family

Lancaster Street reservoir construction.

File consists of photographs and a negative of the construction of the water reservoir on Lancaster Street, Kitchener, and photographs of the interior and exterior of the pump house.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Lang Tannery, 5 negs 8x10 [an order for reprints from The Lang Tanning Company is also included]

Images of 2 illustrations of the exterior of the Lang Tanning Company, one of which depictates the tannery as it was in 1850.
An image of a document describing the history of the Lang Tanning Company.
2 photographs, dated 1948, of horses and a cart of materials outside of the tannery.
Includes an order for reprints from The Lang Tanning Company.

Belair, Charles

Lapsley home on Courtland Avenue.

Contains two snapshots of Clara Lapsley's house, on Courtland Avenue [Kitchener], with Clara Lapsley [?] standing on the steps, and a 1937 Buick outside of the house. Note on verso: "Grandma Lapsley's last house. Sold to Henry and Annie Bergen."

Schneider, J.M. family

Layne test well.

File consists of three photographs of the drilling of the Layne test well near the Shoemaker Avenue pump house in Kitchener.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Maps and tourist information.

File consists of material relating to travelling and sightseeing, probably collected by Carl A. Pollock. Includes road maps and tourist maps, leaflets and booklets from tourist attractions, and typed and ms. notes. Maps are for Kitchener, Ontario, various American states and cities, and Stuttgart, Germany.


Marriage certificate of Edward Bechler and Anna Schmidt.

Marriage certificate of Edward Bechler and Anna Schmidt, married by Reverend Reinhold von Pirch on April 18, 1899 in Berlin (later Kitchener). Gustave Bechler and Minnie Schmidt are listed as witnesses to the marriage on the certificate.

Bechler family

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