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Wells.

File consists of photographs of artesian wells. Includes three photographs of Roberts well at the Shoemaker Avenue pumping station; two photographs of well 30A, or the Hartley well, also at Shoemaker Avenue; one photograph of #20 well (location not identified); and one photograph of two boys at the Kelly well (location not identified). The boys are identified on a modern handwritten note as Robert and James Pequegnat.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Well drilling contract, 1899 : Harvey.

File consists of two letters addressed to W.M. Davis, superintendent of the water works, from contractors John H. Frazer and Joseph Harvey (Petrolia ON) regarding a contract to drill artesian wells in Berlin. Includes a tender.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Water works project specifications.

File consists of material relating to the construction of a water tower (on Edward Street, later Duke Street) and a concrete water reservoir and pumping station (at Shoemaker Avenue) for the Berlin water works; sewage disposal works and a trunk sewer extension for the Town of Waterloo; and water works for the Town of Hespler (later Cambridge).

Includes typed specifications and information for bidders (carbon copies), post cards from potential contractors, a proposal (including an architectural drawing), draft and blank contracts, and other documents.

Proposal for water tower from Chicago Bridge & Iron Works; but contract went to L. Mensch (Chicago).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Visual Material

Series consists of photographs and other visual materials relating to the Kitchener Water Commission and the Grand River Conservation Commission. Photographs relating to the Kitchener Water Commission depict construction of water works facilities, pump houses, and pumping equipment mainly at the Shoemaker (now Greenbrook) and Strange Street pumping stations. Some photographs include the water commissioners. Photographs relating to the GRCC depict the the construction of the Shand and Conestogo dams.

Series also includes a mid-19th century portrait and cartes-de-visite of unidentified women and men, perhaps friends or relatives of the Pequegnat family.

Pequegnat, Marcel

The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company

Series consists of records relating to the history of The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company and the Pequegnat family, probably collected and kept by Marcel Pequegnat. Includes a photocopy of part of the letters patent for the Berlin and Racycle Manufacturing Company, Racycle and Pequegnat clock advertising material, clock catalogues, press clippings, ephemera, and property agreements.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Strange Street well.

File consists of a mounted photograph of an artesian well at Strange Street in Kitchener. Three men, one of which is J.C. Breithaupt, are standing behind the well.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Strange Street pump house and reservoir.

File consists of photographs of the Strange Street pump house and reservoir. Includes photographs taken during construction, photographs of the equipment inside the plant, and photographs of the water commissioners outside the pump house. Some photographs include a description and/or Kitchener Water Commission stamp on verso. Duplicate photographs may be present.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Strange Street pump house : interior.

File consists of two photographs (plus duplicates) and two contact prints of the interior of the Strange Street pumping station. Photographs show pumping machinery, including an 8 horsepower, 6 cycle Ruston diesel engine and English electric generators.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Strange Street and Shoemaker Avenue pumping stations.

File consists of a photograph of the interior of the Shoemaker Avenue pumping station and three photographs of the million gallon reservoir at the Strange Street pumping station. One photograph includes a typed note about the retouching on the photograph.

Pequegnat, Marcel

St. George Street water tower.

File consists of two photographs (plus duplicates) of the water tower on St. George Street in Kitchener, one taken during construction, and one upon completion.

Pequegnat, Marcel

[Shoemaker's Lake wells?].

File consists of four mounted photographs (plus duplicates) of artesian wells, probably located near the pumping station at Shoemaker's Lake. Two of the photographs show two men near the wells, and one photograph shows 10 men gathered around a well and the drilling rig.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shoemaker's Lake well.

File consists of a mounted photograph of 12 men (probably including the water commissioners) standing around an artesian well and drilling rig at Shoemaker's Lake.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shoemaker's Lake pump house.

File consists of a mounted photograph of 12 men (probably including the water commissioners) standing around an artesian well and drilling rig in front of the pump house at Shoemaker's Lake.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shoemaker Avenue reserve plant.

File consists of three photographs (plus duplicates) of the interior of the Shoemaker Avenue reserve plant, showing the 500 horsepower Ruston diesel engine.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shoemaker Avenue pumping station and reservoir construction.

File consists of three mounted copies of a photograph of the construction of an in-ground concrete reservoir at the Shoemaker Avenue pump house. Photograph shows 12 men (probably including the water commissioners) in the distance standing beind the excavated construction site.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shoemaker Avenue pump house : interior.

File consists of seven photographs (plus one duplicate) of the interior of the Shoemaker Avenue pumping station. Photographs show pumping machinery, including Goldie-McCullock pumps (two million gallons per day) and 150 horsepower English electric motors. Photographs include descriptions on verso.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shoemaker Avenue pump house.

File consists of photographs of the interior and exterior of the pump house at Shoemaker Avenue in Kitchener, as well as some photographs of the grounds surrounding the pump house.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shand dam slides.

File consists of three lantern slides depicting the construction of the Shand dam, taken during October and November of 1941.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shand dam and area.

File consists of photographs relating to the construction of the Shand Dam, near Belwood, ON. Includes photographs of the construction progress, photographs taken from Belwood Road and Orangeville Road, and photographs of a group of men visiting the dam. Some photographs include descriptions on verso.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Shand dam and area.

File consists of four 1943 photographs of the Shand dam upon completion, a 1945 photograph of a body of water (either the Grand River or Lake Belwood, or possibly a flooded area), and 13 photographs of the area surrounding the Shand dam that was flooded by the reservoir before the dam was built. Some photographs include indentifcation on verso.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Sale of private company to Town of Berlin : 1898.

File consists of records relating to the valuation of the Berlin water works system and the sale of the water works by the Berlin Water Works Company to the Corporation of the Town of Berlin in September, 1898. Includes the offer of sale, drafts of legal documents including a memorandum of agreement, a valuation report by Willis Chipman (civil engineer), correspondence, and a press clipping.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Report for Ontario Department of Health.

File consists of a copy of a report prepared by the Kitchener Water Commission for the Ontario Department of Health. The information in the report was supplied and checked by Marcel Pequegnat.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Property agreements.

File consists of three agreements relating to the transfer of the property at Frederick and Weber Streets in Kitchener (53 to 61 Frederick Street) from Michael Massel to Arthur Pequegnat in 1907, the lease of the building owned by The Berlin and Racycle Manufacturing Company on the property to Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited (1953), and the transfer of the property to the City of Kitchener in 1964. The latter agreement is a photocopy.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Press clippings and ephemera.

File consists of press clippings relating to the history of The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company and members of the Pequegnat family. Includes clippings from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record and photocopied articles from the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. File also includes ephemera relating to exibitions of Pequegnat clocks at the Joseph Schneider Haus (Kitchener, 1984) and the National Museum of Science and Technology (Ottawa, 1975).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Portrait.

File consists of a portrait of an unidentified woman.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Pequegnat clocks : sign.

File consists of an embossed cardboard sign advertising Pequegnat clocks. Sign reads: Say "Peginaw" / Pequegnat clocks / the clocks with better movements / made in Canada.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Minutes.

File consists of a leather-bound volume containing the handwritten minutes of the Board of Water Commissioners for the town of Berlin, from the first meeting on January 4th, 1899, to May 30, 1914. Includes three loose leaves inside front cover, one containing statistics about well elevations, and two containing statistics about water meters (photocopy).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Marcel Pequegnat scholarship.

File consists of material relating to the Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship established by the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation. Includes a letter to Pequegnat and an issue of the Grand River Conservation Authority's newsletter On the Grand (vol. 14, no. 3, Autumn 1986), containing an article about the scholarship's first recipient.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Marcel Pequegnat fonds.

  • SCA209-GA188
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1869, [ca. 1887]-1987, predominant [ca. 1887]-1961

Fonds consists of records accumulated by Marcel Pequegnat in his professional roles as superintendent of the Kitchener Water Commission, vice-chairman of the Grand River Conservation Commission, and president of the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company; and records collected by him relating to the history of these bodies.

Records relating to the Kitchener Water Commission and its predecessor, the Berlin Water Works Company, span from ca. 1887 to 1961, and are mainly from 1898 to the 1930s. Records relating to the Grand River Conservation Commission cover the period from 1939 to 1943. Includes correspondence, contracts and other legal documents, reports, minutes, architectural and technical drawings, photographs and other visual material, press clippings, ephemera, and advertising material.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Marcel Pequegnat : Personal

Series consists of material relating to the Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship established by the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation. Includes a letter to Pequegnat and an issue of the Grand River Conservation Authority's newsletter, On the Grand.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Local History

Series consists of two issues of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, commemorating Canada's centennial and Kitchener's 125th anniversary.

Pequegnat, Marcel

L.J. Mensch blueprints.

File consists of two architectural drawings by civil engineer and contractor L.J. Mensch (Chicago, IL) probably submitted as part of a tender. Drawings are entitled: "500,000 gallon tank in reinforced concrete for Berlin, Ontario, Canada" and "Reinforced concrete reservoir for Berlin, Ontario, Canada".

Pequegnat, Marcel

Letterhead.

File consists of two samples of letterhead, one for The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company, and one for a Pequegnat family reunion held on July 1, 1924.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Letter to mayor and council, Town of Berlin.

File consists of a letter from Herbert J. Bowman, superintendent of the Berlin Water Works Company, to the mayor and council of Berlin regarding the extension of the water main on Waterloo Street.

Pequegnat, Marcel

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

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

Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

File consists of two special issues of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, both containing four sections: Thursday, June 21, 1979 (Kitchener celebrates 125 years), and Tuesday, June 27, 1967 (Canada's Centennial).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Kitchener waterworks extensions : application to Ontario Railway and Municipal Board.

File consists of records relating to extensions of the Kitchener waterworks, including a new pumping plant at Strange Street. Includes carbon copies of typed reports and cost and revenue estimates, correspondence, and an affidavit. Affidavit concerns an application by the City of Kitchener to the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board for the validation of a bylaw relating to this matter. Some material prepared by Marcel Pequegnat.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Kitchener Water Commissioners.

File consists of two photographs (plus duplicates) and a contact sheet depicting the Kitchener Water Commissioners seated around a table [ca. 1923] and in 1934. File also includes a printing proof containing a portrait of Marcel Pequegnat and J.C. Breithaupt [ca. 1934].

Pequegnat, Marcel

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

H.G. Acres Correspondence : land and roads.

File consists of correspondence mainly from H.G. Acres, chief engineer, regarding land valuations and expropriation proceedings in relation to the construction of the Shand dam. Letters are carbon copies sent to Marcel Pequegnat.

Pequegnat, Marcel

H.G. Acres Correspondence : labour and progress (file 1 of 2).

File consists of correspondence from H.G. Acres, chief engineer, mainly to secretary-treasurer F.P. Adams and his successors P.A. Ballachey (1941-1942) and E.F. Roberts (from 1942), regarding the contracts for the construction of the Shand dam and related work. Letters are carbon copies sent to Marcel Pequegnat. File also includes a blueprint relating to repairs to the Shand dam.

Pequegnat, Marcel

H.G. Acres Correspondence : engineering and C.P.R.

File consists of correspondence from H.G. Acres, chief engineer, to secretary-treasurer F.P. Adams and his successors P.A. Ballachey (1941-1942) and E.F. Roberts (from 1942), as well as to William Philip (chairman), Col. B. Ripley (engineer with Canadian Pacific Railway), and others. Letters are carbon copies sent to Marcel Pequegnat and relate to the construction of the Shand Dam and of the associated railway diversion.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Grand River Conservation Commission : Shand dam, Fergus, Ont. : Sept. 19, 1939.

File consists of a photograph of members of the Grand River Conservation Commission inspecting the construction of the Shand dam near Fergus, Ontario. Identification beneath photograph: Udney Richardson (commissioner), W. Phillips (president), K. Fellows (resident engineer, in charge of construction), M. Pequegnat (vice-president), G.W. Waring (general superintendent, Rayner Construction Ltd.), and Hugh Templin (commissioner).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Grand River Conservation Commission : minutes (file 2 of 2).

File consists of minutes of meetings of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1938 to 1943. Includes minutes of annual meetings from 1939 to 1943, and minutes of executive committee meetings from 1942 and 1943. File also includes copies of reports and statements of accounts, as well as meeting notices and covering letters for the minutes addressed to Marcel Pequegnat from secretary-treasurer F.P. Adams (to 1941), and his successors P.A. Ballachey (1941-1942), and E.F. Roberts (from 1942).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Grand River Conservation Commission : minutes (file 1 of 2).

File consists of minutes of meetings of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1938 to 1943. Includes minutes of annual meetings from 1939 to 1943, and minutes of executive committee meetings from 1942 and 1943. File also includes copies of reports and statements of accounts, as well as meeting notices and covering letters for the minutes addressed to Marcel Pequegnat from secretary-treasurer F.P. Adams (to 1941), and his successors P.A. Ballachey (1941-1942), and E.F. Roberts (from 1942).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Grand River Conservation Commission

Series consists of records accumulated and used by Marcel Pequegnat in his role as vice-chairman of the Grand River Conservation Commission. Records pertain to the administration and activities of the Commission. Includes correspondence (including carbon copies) and minutes of regular, annual, and executive committee meetings.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Elevated tower and Mensch contract (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to a contract with L.J. Mensch, general contractor (Chicago, IL), for the construction of a concrete water reservoir and elevated tank on Edward Street (later Duke Street) in Berlin. Includes a tender, agreements, a contractor's bond, and correspondence.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Edward Street water tower.

File consists of two photographs and a postcard of the Edward Street (now Duke Street) water tower in Kitchener.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Edward Street water tower.

File consists of a mounted photograph of the water tower on Edward Street (now Duke Street) in Berlin (now Kitchener).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Dopp vs. City of Kitchener, to prevent erection of St. George Street tower.

File consists of material relating to the case of Charles Dopp vs. The Municipal Council of the City of Kitchener, heard before the Supreme Court of Ontario in May, 1927. Dopp, on behalf of himself and the inhabitants of Kitchener, applied for an injunction to prevent the City from erecting a water tower on St. George Street in Kitchener, which was authorized by the Kitchener Water Commission.

Includes carbon copies of legal documents relating to the case, handwritten notes, press clippings, and a letter. Marcel Pequegnat, superintendent and clerk of the Kitchener Water Commission, received a subpoena as part of the proceedings. The water tower was constructed as planned.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Discharges to workmen, 1899 to 1914.

File consists of material relating to the settlement of claims between workers and the Board of Water Commissioners for accidents sustained by workers. Includes signed forms releasing and discharging the commissioners from further claims and liabilities, and a typed statement by a worker regarding an accident.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence from secretary-treasurer.

File consists of correspondence to vice-chairman Marcel Pequegnat mainly from the secretary-treasurer of the Grand River Conservation Commission, F.P. Adams (to 1941), and his successors P.A. Ballachey (1941-1942), and E.F. Roberts (from 1942). Correspondence relates to the activities and operation of the commission. Includes material accompanying the correspondence: carbon copies of other letters, reports, financial-related statements, etc.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence at time of purchase by Berlin : 1898.

File consists of correspondence from the period of March to July, 1898, relating to the negotiations between the Berlin Water Works Company and the Fire and Water Committee of the Town of Berlin about the purchase of the water works by the Town. Correspondence, which includes originals and carbon copies, is among the Berlin Water Works Company, Karl Mueller (chairman of the Fire and Water Committee of Berlin), Willis Chipman (civil engineer and consultant on the case), Bowlby & Clement (solicitors), and others.

File also includes one press clipping.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence and contract at time of construction, 1887-1888.

File consists of records relating to the construction of the Berlin water works system by Moffett, Hodgkins & Clarke (Watertown, NY); the contract between the Berlin Water Works Company and the Corporation of the Town of Berlin for the construction, maintenance and operation of the system; approval of the system by the Provincial Board of Health; and bylaws of the Town of Berlin relating to the construction.

Includes a contract (plus a carbon copy), correspondence (including a telegram), a report, an inventory of water mains and hydrant connections, and other documents.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : V, W.

File consists of 14 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "V" and "W". Includes tenders and invoices. File also includes a water meter test report.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : T.

File consists of 20 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "T". Includes tenders and receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : S.

File consists of 9 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "S". Includes tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : R.

File consists of 6 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "R". Includes tenders and invoices.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : P, Q.

File consists of 6 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "P" and "Q". Includes invoices and receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : N, O.

File consists of 46 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "N" and "O". Includes tenders, invoices and receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : M.

File consists of 19 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "M". Includes tenders, invoices and receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : K, L.

File consists of 10 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "K" and "L". Includes tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : G, H.

File consists of 29 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "G" and "H". Includes receipts, invoices, and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : E, F.

File consists of 4 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "E" and "F". Includes an invoice and a circular.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : D.

File consists of 7 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "D". Includes a telegram.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : C.

File consists of 19 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "C". Includes invoices and receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1905 : B.

File consists of 11 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "B". Includes boiler inspection reports, invoices, and a sketch of water mains and hydrants on Victoria Street.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : W.

File consists of 12 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "W". Includes invoices and a tender. File also includes an handwritten note.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : U, V.

File consists of five pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "V". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : T.

File consists of 12 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "T". Includes receipts.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : S.

File consists of four pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "S". Includes tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : R.

File consists of four pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "R". Includes an invoice.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : N, O.

File consists of 16 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "N" and "O". Includes receipts and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Correspondence : 1904 : M.

File consists of 19 pieces of incoming correspondence from individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "M". Includes receipts, invoices, and tenders.

Pequegnat, Marcel

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