File 2 - Kitchener City Hall, King Street.

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Kitchener City Hall, King Street.

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  • [192-?] (Photography)

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2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm

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The Schneider family were white settlers of what is now Kitchener, Ontario. Members of the family are the descendants of Johann Christoph Schneider, who was born in Germany, in Unteröwisheim, Baden, on August 27, 1831. His father, a farmer, was also Johann Christoph Schneider; his mother was Margarethe Elizabeth Zoller. He left Germany in 1847 when he was sixteen years old and settled in Berlin, Ontario, where a substantial German settlement already existed. He worked as a carpenter and later as a mechanic, and by 1858 was a building contractor. He married Anna Elizabeth Metz on April 26, 1857. They had seven children, of whom John Metz Schneider, founder of the meat packing firm later known as the Schneider Corp., was the first. Johann Christoph died in December 20, 1900. He, along with his descendants, played active roles in business, politics, and the cultural and social life of what is today the Region of Waterloo.

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2001 File Transfer Box #3 : Norman C. Schneider Collection

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Two snapshots of downtown Kitchener taken at night in winter. One of King St. shows parked cars, all of which are 1920's or early 30's models, decorated for Christmas. The other is of old Kitchener City Hall decorated with Christmas lights

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Versos of photographs stamped: The Suffolk Studio / Kitchener / Phone 1878

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Original description: File: Photographs of Christmas lights in downtown Kitchener; view of Christmas lights looking east on King St. in Kitchener; Kitchener's city hall decorated by Christmas lights prior to its demolition in 1973.

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Scanned as TIF files January 2021.

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NCS 87:01 :21

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Storefronts and signs visible in King Street shot include: Mayfair Hotel, Liggett's Rexall Drugs, and Budds.

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