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Victoria and Shuter/Then and Now

POSTCARD+-+TORONTO+-+FIRE+DEPARTMENT+-+HORSE-DRAWN+LADDER+WAGON+-+CALLED+AERIAL+ESCAPE+-+EARLYA vintage postcard with one piece of information, W.Hornshaw, Blacksmith. A quick look at the 1874 City Directory reveals.

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A W. Hornshaw at 98 Victoria Street just south of Shuter.Screen Shot 2013-02-23 at 11.25.04 PM2010 and Massey Hall occupies the same corner.

Reader John C. writes:

At the time this picture was taken, William Hornshaw was at 102 Lombard. The brick building to the left of Hornshaw’s shop is still standing at 100 Lombard. It doesn’t appear
on the 1903 Goad’s, but it does on the 1910. The 1904 Directory lists 98-100 Lombard as being the Toronto Brass Manufacturing Co. and National Cash Register Co. factory. There is no listing in the 1903 Directory, so the photograph was taken after 1903.

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One response

  1. John Collins

    At the time this picture was taken, William Hornshaw was at 102 Lombard. The brick building to the left of Hornshaw’s shop is still standing at 100 Lombard. It doesn’t appear
    on the 1903 Goad’s, but it does on the 1910. The 1904 Directory lists 98-100 Lombard as being the Toronto Brass Manufacturing Co. and National Cash Register Co. factory. There is no listing in the 1903 Directory, so the photograph was taken after 1903.

    January 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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