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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

Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Postcard featuring photograph of Mackenzie King standing at the front of his childhood home. He is seen standing with right hand in suit pocket and left on the cope of a walking cane. Top of postcard reads: Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Schneider, J.M. family

118th Battalion clippings.

Clipping of an article (ill.) from the October 4, 1966 edition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record titled "Memento of Kaiser bust given to Pioneer Village" and an undated clipping with caption: "The dunked bust of German emperor was salvaged from mud of Victoria Park lake."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

50th Anniversary speech.

Consists of Norman C. Schneider's remarks (manuscript, original) to the family on May 20, 1975 at the Charcoal Steak House on the occasion of his 50th wedding anniversary. It includes reminiscences about his family's history: the J.M Schneider home on Courtland Ave., births known as "Lantern night" with family members moving between four homes in a row bringing lanterns and hot water. Also includes a brief background on Ethel Schneider's family and how she came to live next door to Norman's family.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Baby Doeppler.

Studio portrait of an infant posed upright in a chair, dressed in a gown and lace cardigan. Possibly a cousin to Anna Elizabeth Metz Schneider.

Schneider, J.M. family

Maple leaf.

Maple leaf hand painted by Suddaby Public School students to commemorate the centennial of the school.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

J.M. Schneider : first shop.

One photograph showing J.M. Schneider and Charles Schneider standing on the outside front steps of the "first shop". A free-standing sign is visible with "J.M. Schneider" painted on it; J.M. Schneider is leaning against a large lantern on a pole.

Schneider, J.M. family

Competition for city hall, Kitchener, Ont.

File consists of architectural drawings for the proposed Kitchener city hall, probably by W.H.E. Schmalz. The plans are dated Aug.4, 1921. Sheet one shows two elevations and one cross section. Sheet two shows six floor plans. The plans are unsigned, but thought to be by W.H.E. Schmalz based on similarity to other signed plans. A small beehive drawing is present where an architect's signature would usually be found.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Birth, marriage, will and cemetery papers.

Birth, Marriage, Will and Cemetery papers related to Alfred Gofton and family. They include:
1. Birth certificate for wife Charlotte Braun;
2. Marriage certificate for Alf Gofton and Charlotte Braun dated June 6, 1923;
3. Will of Elizabetha Schneider dated Jan. 10, 1905 naming John Metz and Albert B. Schneider as executors;
4. Receipts for perpetual care at Mount Hope Cemetery from the 1930s

Schneider, J.M. family

Circus Parade, King Near Benton.

Copy negatives of elephants walking down city streets. The first is of an old photograph of elephants walking down a city street captioned: "Circus Day in Berlin". Caption accompanying negative reads: "1) Circus Day in Berlin nr p/o at Benton." The second is of elephants walking down a city street, taken from behind, while passing the Market Hotel accompanied by a caption that reads: "5) circus parade king near benton 1904". File also includes caption notes for the next 6 files in series titled PARADES.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Family Papers.

Material related to the lives and activities of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario, in particular of the parents, aunt and grandparents of Mary Ham.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Anthes Manufacturing Company : employees under factory sign.

Mounted photograph of employees standing in a row, posed for the camera, at the side front of the Anthes Manufacturing Company building under a painted sign that reads: "The Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin. Limited." J.I. Frank Anthes is visible standing in a doorway behind the employees at right.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Victoria Park trees

Photograph of trees, one with a stump seat, in Victoria Park. A wrought iron bench and lampposts are visible in the background.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman family.

Photographs of Hervey Bowman, a house on Church St., Kitchener, and a house on Roland St., Kitchener. Note that the photographs were found with correspondence between Franklin Abram Schantz and Franklin Bowman regarding Hervey Bowman's death.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera while standing next to a table, holding a document..

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of tree-lined west pathway, along lake's edge in Victoria Park. The crossed legs and feet of a seated man appear immediately at left, and a group walking toward Roos Island bridge are visible further down the path.

Schantz Russell Family

Female office staff.

Informal group portrait of six office staff employees. Lillian Daniels is standing at left and Irmengarde Hagen seated at left.

Schneider, J.M. family

Berlin Rescue and Hose Co.: Horse-drawn in front of Frederick St. Firehall.

Copy negative of a torn and taped photograph of members of the Rescue and Hose Co. on, and in front of, a horse drawn wagon. Corresponding caption from caption list in file 9 reads: "2) Berlin Rescue & Hose Co horse drawn in front of Fred St. firehall." Annotations on one of the reference prints in file read: "Scharlach, Charles [Loelu?], [Uhrig?], Timms, Dan Boettger, John Rhodes, Frank Seebert."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Dominion Rubber club

File consists of one photograph of employees seated around the table at the Dominion Rubber club. A Staebler Insurance calendar can be seen in the background.

Dominion Rubber Systems

Unidentified man.

Full body cabinet card studio portrait of an unidentified man, seen looking at camera with right arm propped on back of chair, from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler family

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of two identical full length wedding portraits of Edwin Perry Clement and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby. Edwin Perry is seated in an arm chair and Janie is standing at his side, dressed in white gown and veil, with right arm resting on his shoulder.

Clement Bowlby Family

Berlin Fire Brigade, Throwing Stream Over St. Paul's Church.

Copy negative of Page 78 of Twentieth Century Number of Busy Berlin showing fire brigade in action at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Queen St. and a partial view of group portrait. Fire brigade caption reads: "Berlin Fire Brigade (Throwing steam over St. Paul's Church)". Group portrait caption reads: "Another Group of Travellers. W. G. Cleghorn, I. S. K. Weber, A. K. Dunke, J. Voelker, and L. Stuebing."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Ahrens, Charles August and family.

Photograph of Charles August Ahrens and family in front of their first home on Courtland Ave. in what was then Berlin, Ontario.

Left to right: Charles August Ahrens, his wife Emma, children Lottie and Fred, and Martin Nagel.

Schneider, J.M. family

Schneider Avenue from Victoria Park gate

Photograph of Schneider Avenue taken from stone gates at Victoria Park entrance. Leafy trees, wooden electrical poles and pedestrian sidewalks line the length of the residential street.

Schantz Russell Family

Chemical laboratory.

Photograph of the chemical laboratory at the Lang Tanning Company Limited with employees, four women and one man, working along tables covered in glass jars and equipment.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Royal visit.

A photograph of George VI, King of Great Britain and Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain on the platform at the train station in Kitchener, Ontario signing a book. The photograph is by Charles Belair, Binning Studio. Mary Caroline Augustine and Jane Baetz are identified as Brownies in this photo.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of three photographs and six negatives showing the residence of Edwin Perry Clement at 51 Benton St., Kitchener. The photographs show the house before and after a sunroom was added, as well as the belvedere. As well, the file consists of four miscellaneous negatives showing a sailboat, a woman in a fur coat and a child in a box.

Clement Bowlby Family

Diary : 1920-1923.

School exercise book filled with diary entries from Oct. 30, 1920 to April 1, 1923 written by Dorothy Russell recording her life at the normal school in Toronto, Ont. and the beginning of her teaching career in Kitchener, Ont.

Schantz Russell Family

Westmount prospectus.

File consists of material relating to the Westmount development in Waterloo. Includes a prospectus (Realty Pointers: Westmount, "The Development Beautiful") prepared by Beck & Eisenbach (Berlin, ON) containing a plan of Westmount; and a photograph of a topographical landscape painting showing Berlin, Waterloo, and Westmount, prepared by Gibson Catlett, Real Estate Landscape Paintings (Calgary, AB). The plan in the prospectus contains ms. annotations.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Community activities.

File consists of 13 photographs relating to events and activities in the Kitchener-Waterloo community in which Electrohome or CKCO-TV (Central Ontario Television Limited) played a role. Includes photographs of CKCO-TV camera operators and commentators at Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada in June, 1973, and of W.D. McGregor being presented to Her Majesty; photographs of Prime Minister Trudeau visiting the CKCO-TV studio and meeting Carl A. Pollock; and photographs of Miss Oktoberfest, John A. Pollock presenting a cheque, and other subjects. File also includes a letter, a memorandum, and a typed news story outline about the Royal Visit.

Electrohome

Notebook : movies, plays and concerts.

A promotional notebook published in 1912 by the Alaska Feather & Down Co., Montreal, used by Dorothy Russell to record movies, plays and concerts she attended in Kitchener, Ont., Toronto, Sarnia, Chatham and Chicago, 1921-1928. Included are the names of actors and actresses, the theatre and the date.

Schantz Russell Family

Schneider, Norman C. snapshots.

128 snapshots, some with identifications. Contains Norman C. Schneider's photos of 1916 "118th Battalion" such as interior photos of barracks at Berlin (Kitchener), Ottawa, tents at Camp Borden; the Schneider family home "Buena Vista" with John Metz out front in two of the photos; picnics with friends, Gatineau River, plane crashes, A nice catch of fish.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Victoria Park lake

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken from Roland Street bridge, including view of Swan Island. Smoke tower from old glue factory partially visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

J.M. Schneider 25 Year Club.

Group portrait of the Schneider's 25 Year Club. Norman C. Schneider (far left) and Frederick H. Schneider (far right) are standing in the back row, and Irmengarde Hagen (left) and Lillian Daniels (right) are standing at centre in the second row.

Schneider, J.M. family

Ahrens family home.

One photograph of the Ahrens family home at the corner of Benton St. and Courtland Ave. while under construction. Two unidentified people are standing next to the house with piles of wood and debris visible in the foreground.

Schneider, J.M. family

Tribute to Fred H. Schneider.

Typescript speech notes (original) by Norman C. Schneider consisting of a tribute to Fred H. Schneider given at the annual J.M. Schneider Ltd. meeting held at the Walper on January 25, 1968.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

The Fisher slit barn, near Kitchener.

Three images of the Fischer slit barn, near Kitchener. One image is in the book, one image is a variation of the one in the book, and one looks like an image of the same barn taken at a later date.

Rempel, John I.

Plant 3 opening.

File consists of 39 photographs of the construction of Plant 3 (Wellington Street) and the official opening ceremony. Includes informal progress photographs, photographs of speeches during the opening ceremony (including some of Carl A. Pollock), and photographs of the reception.

Electrohome

Plant 6 and Plant 10.

File consists of negatives and contact sheets depicting the interior and exterior of Plant 6 (Kitchener industrial park) and Plant 10 (Cambridge).

Electrohome

Plant 6 and plant 10.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome's Plant 6 (Kitchener) and Plant 10 (Cambridge). Includes photographs of the manufacturing, loading, shipping, and lumber storage areas and aerial photographs of Plant 6. File also includes a photograph of a group of Electrohome sales staff posing outside a bus with "Electrohome Showtime '66" hats and portfolios. File also includes one memorandum. Duplicate photographs are present.

Electrohome

Plant 6 : industrial park.

File consists of material relating to the announcement and construction of Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park. Includes a news release, three photographs of the ground-breaking ceremony, and four photographs of the plant at various stages of construction. Pictured with Carl A. Pollock at the ground-breaking ceremony are Art Balabazuk, R.D. Armstrong, and Kitchener Mayor Keith Hymmen.

Electrohome

Clement family.

File consists of three identical studio portraits (two mounted) of the sons of Janie and E.P. Clement. Left to right are: Edwin Oliver, William Pope, David Ward, and Charles Bowlby.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement family

File consists of two identical group portraits (one mounted) showing the Clement family by Green & Co, Berlin, Ont.

Back row: William Pope, Charles Bowlby, Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly.

Front row: Florence Grace, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby, Edwin Perry, Edwin Oliver.

Clement Bowlby Family

Victoria Park lake

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken from Roland Street bridge, including a view of a row of poplar trees along shoreline at right. Smoke tower from old glue factory visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

Bridgeport well.

File consists of photographs of the test wells at Bridgeport (now northeast part of Kitchener).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Schantz family.

One photograph of the Schantz family taken in front of the Schantz home at 43 Schneider Avenue in Kitchener, Ontario. Left to right: Walter Spelman (holding Dorothy Spelman), Ruth Schantz (with Walter Bishop Spelman and Margery Ruth Spelman), Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Carrie Flagler Schantz, Sophie Schantz, Florence Schantz, Mary Moyer Schantz, Dorothy White, Worth Schantz.

Schantz Russell Family

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

Victoria Park, Berlin, Ontario.

One panoramic postcard showing portions of Victoria Park, Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario including the lake and Roos Island. Unidentified male and female walkers and canoeists are visible in the photograph. The background also depicts residences, churches and industrial buildings in an area of Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario surrounding the park.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Public School class.

File consists of one photograph of a group of students sitting on the steps of Victoria Public School, Kitchener. One student is holding a sign that reads, in part "Victoria School...1923..."

Hobson Family

Unidentified teenager.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of unidentified teenager seen looking off camera and dressed in suit, tie and overcoat.

Schantz Russell Family

Swan Island

Photograph of Swan Island taken from the west bank of the lake, looking toward pavilion area. A swan is visible in water at right of island.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified children.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified children standing in front of a chair from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler 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

Bates, Catherine Wagner.

Studio portrait of Catherine Wagner Bates. Catherine is dressed formally in a dress with a silk scarf and her neck and earrings.

Wagner Hailer 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

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

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