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1860s and earlier
Wright family photo albums, 1860-1900
Photos circa 1900 to 1940


The east side of Yonge Street north of Centre Street. In the photo are the United Church, Dominion Telegraph and the Sanderson home. circa 1930s.
Looking from the east at St. Mary's Anglican Church on the left, the Presbyterian Manse, and Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church.
St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church.
Observatory House on Observatory Lane, pictured in 1933. Robert and Sara (Bridgeford) Marsh built the older section of the house in the 1840s. A later addition was erected by their grandson Alexander in 1866.
The R.S. Mason residence at the south-east corner of Elmwood Ave. and Yonge St.
Highland Cottage built c. 1840, sometime in the 1930s.
Crosby Hall, home of the Parker and Mary (Holmes) Crosby family, at 38 Bedford Park Avenue. The original frame structure of 1863 was brick-clad by their son Isaac in about 1889. This photograph was taken in 1938.
89 Arnold Crescent sometime in the 1930s. Mrs. Whitmore and Mrs. Irwin Charlton are on the lawn. The house belonged to the Charlton's at the time.
The Langstaff house, before the 1939 renovations.
The Langstaff house after the renovations.
Aerial view of Richmond Hill's greenhouses in the 1930s, looking west from the Canadian National Railway tracks towards Yonge Street. The H.J. Mills greenhouses are top centre, the J.H. Dunlop greenhouses lower left, and the Bedford Park greenhouses to the right.
The CNR station in the mid 1930s. Bob Edmunds and John Tracy are on their bikes. The boxes on the wagon contain roses ready for shipping.
The railway station in the 1930s.
Endean's Garden Centre at Elgin Mills in the 1930s.
Inside Endean's Garden Centre at Elgin Mills in the 1930s
The Summit Golf Club in the 1930s
Lake Wilcox sometime in the 1930s or 1940s.
Richmond Hill Public School and the War Memorial in the 1930s or 1940s.


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This electronic finding aid to the local historical photos of Richmond Hill is provided courtesy of the Richmond Hill Public Library.