Venue change for June 27 meeting

Please spread the word that the June 27 meeting will be at the St. Catharines Museum, not the Library as originally scheduled. Thursday, June 27, 2013 – Lecture by Brian Narhi on “The Burgoyne and Glenridge Bridges”.   Doors to the Museum open at 7:00 p.m. Brief Society meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. with lecture toContinue reading “Venue change for June 27 meeting”

33rd Annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony – May 23

The 33rd annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of King and James Streets in St. Catharines.  This event commemorates the contribution to the well being of the citizens of St. Catharines through donation of the City’s first public drinking fountain in 1878 by Dr. Lucius OilleContinue reading “33rd Annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony – May 23”

History of the Silver Spire Church

Report by Bill Stevens:   At our October 23, 2008 Society meeting Rev. Dr. Phil Cline spoke to an audience of 40 about the Silver Spire United Church.  In January 2008, Memorial, Welland Avenue and St. Paul Street United churches voted to amalgamate at the St. Paul Street site. The amalgamation took effect on JulyContinue reading “History of the Silver Spire Church”

W.B. Allan – a St. Catharines’ Architect

On Thursday, May 22, Pat Menon reintroduced the Historical Society of St. Catharines to the life and work of former local architect William Bryson Allan.  Allan (1838 – 1911) was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in the 1850s.  After bouncing around Quebec and Ontario for a few years, he settled in St. CatharinesContinue reading “W.B. Allan – a St. Catharines’ Architect”