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Kitchener Downtown Mall
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- Kitchener-Waterloo Record
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1 film reel (60 m) : col. ; 16 mm
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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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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.
7.5 inch can. Oversize.
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Digitized in 2016.
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Available for viewing on the Waterloo Digital Library
Kaufman building partially visible in distance at beginning of film.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record label included on canister reads: "Kitchener Downtown Mall 1967 200 ft Kodachrome"