This Day in Guelph History: June 20, 1895

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.


June 20, 1895

A large crowd was present as the first section put down of an electric railway was placed near the residence of George Sleeman. Sleeman operated Silvercreek Brewery on Waterloo Avenue and wanted to bring people back and forth from the brewery on the railway system.The line would run from the brewery to the Grand Trunk Railway station and by mid-September, the electric railway opened for use.

Photo: Streetcar in front of George Sleeman’s Home on Waterloo Avenue, 1895 | Details:  2009.32.6028

 

Streetcar infront of George Sleeman's Home on Waterloo Avenue, 1895

Posted by Sarah Ball on June 20, 2017

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