Item 2783 - Aerial Photograph of Belleville

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CA ON00156 M/M470-2781 - 2794/2783


Aerial Photograph of Belleville


  • c. 1970 (Creation)

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1 paper photograph, 97 cm (w) x 97 cm (h)

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Walter Irvine Watson was born in 1929 to parents William and Nellie Watson. He was authorized in 1960 by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. He later purchased the notes and records of John T. Ransom, an Ontario Land Surveyor, who had surveyed southern Hastings County since 1948. He soon founded Watson Land Surveyors Ltd., a surveying firm in Belleville, Ontario. He worked on developing the east end of Belleville, the 401, the Quinte Mall, the Sears Warehouse, and subdivision development north of the 401. He died on March 2nd, 2008, at Belleville, Ontario, in his 79th year.

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Donated by Walter I. Watson, P. L. S.

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Belleville, Map # 78-4413-24 showing areas of; North East Belleville, Alemite Park on South West corner of map, Moira Secondary School near South East corner of map and Leeming Farm on 3rd Concession Road at North side of map. Published by the Ministry of Natural Resources. Surveyed by Walter I. Watson, P.L.S. Circa 1970.

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