History

This section is under development. Here are some of the pictures that the Association has been collecting. Some of them were taken 80 years  ago.  (If you have any old pictures from the neighbourhood feel free to send them to us).  See sub section “Pictures from the past” for more pictures of the neighbourhood.

80

The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium was built in 1950 on East Ave. in Kitchener. This aerial shows the almost-completed structure beside Knollwood Park, a former military training camp. In the foreground new housing is going up. (Notice how East Avenue was not a road yet, on the left side)

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Sheppard Public School on Weber St. E. between Simeon and Borden St. began as an eight-room structure in 1929. In 1947 another four rooms were added to the east side of the building, here seen under construction. At the time this photo was taken Weber St. extended only another block eastward. Another wing was added on the west side in 1952.

 

Aerial pictures over the years:

1945aerialstanleypark

Aerial picture of Stanley Park taken in 1945. Notice the cross on the bottom left is where the Auditorium is going to be built. East Av doesn’t exist yet.

1955aerialstanleypark

Aerial picture of Stanley Park. Taken in 1955

 

1963_IM42

Aerial view of Stanley Park in 1963. Notice the Auditorium and Sheppard School on the bottom left. The Conestoga Parkway between the Auditorium and Stanley Park area has not been built yet . There are just a few houses built on the east side of Stanley Park.

 *Source: University of Waterloo Archives.  Geospatial Centre, archival air photo scanning project

http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/locations/umd/project/IM42.html

 

Satelite picture of  Stanley Park and Auditorium at present time.

aerial view of auditorium and stanley park in 2015

 

 

Simeon st & stirling st 1931. View from what is now Weber st.

Neighbourhood Map - March 27,1935-lowres

1935 map of Pandora Av and proposed Merner st. extension to Pandora Avenue.  Notice there is no Boulevard in Pandora Av. in this proposed map.

Neighbourhood Map - April 22,1937-lowres - Version 2

1937 lot Map of the Pandora Crescent.

 

*Source: City of Kitchener Archives

 

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2 responses to “History

  1. What a wonderful find !
    Thank you to whomever posted these incredibly interesting photographs and maps.

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