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Unveiling of plaque at former Fire Hall, 394 Front Street, Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2022-011
  • File
  • 14 June 2017

Photographs of an event held to unveil a historical plaque at the former fire hall, 394 Front Street, Belleville. Guests included Mayor Taso Christopher, Fire Chief Mark MacDonald and members of the Hastings County Historical Society.

Hastings County Historical Society

Records of Wollaston Township

  • CA ON00156 TW
  • Fonds
  • 1881-2007

Records of Wollaston Township in Hastings County, including minute books, by-laws, Council resolutions and collectors' cash books.

Township of Wollaston

Digital copy of a photograph of George Hamilton Backus

  • CA ON00156 2022-005
  • Item
  • c.1890

Portrait of George Hamilton Backus (1830-1904). He worked for Brown's foundry in Belleville, and was a member of City Council in 1885 and a public school trustee. He was also a member of the volunteer fire brigade and associated with the 49th Hastings Rifles. He was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church.

Mounted clippings with drawings of Belleville institutions

  • CA ON00156 2021-026
  • File
  • 1840-1876

Three mounted newspaper clippings with printed illustrations of Belleville institutions:

  1. Deaf and Dumb Asylum, November 1870
  2. Albert College, December 1870
  3. Marchmont House, 1876

Also a reproduction of HC01468 (view of Bridge Street West in 1840). This item was originally donated to Glanmore National Historic Site by Edith Clapp in March 2015 (as 005.502.005).

Framed items from Belleville Council Chambers

  • CA ON00156 2021-002
  • Collection
  • 1977-2010

Framed items removed from Belleville City Hall Council Chambers during renovations in January 2021.

  1. Framed reproduction of a photograph of members of the last council of the Town of Belleville, 1877
  2. Letter from the First Clerk Assistant of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario certifying that a photocopy of the Act for the Incorporation of the Town of Belleville as a City was a true copy of the act of 2 March 1877, 24 June 1977
  3. Framed reproduction of the City of Belleville armorial bearings, 8 January 1982
  4. Frame containing four photographs of the former City of Belleville Council Chambers, 1987 [Note that this item was returned to City Hall for reframing and display in the refurbished Council Chambers on 24 August 2021.]
  5. Framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II donated by Lyle Vanclief MP, c.1990
  6. Framed photograph of Prince Philip donated by Lyle Vanclief MP, c.1990
  7. Framed photograph of Governor General Ramon John Hnatyshyn donated by Lyle Vanclief MP, c.1990
  8. Framed registration of armorial bearings in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, 1 May 1992
  9. Framed photograph donated by the City of Lahr, August 2009
  10. Framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, 2010

City of Belleville

Album of postcards

  • CA ON00156 2020-079
  • File
  • 1901-1988

Album with 105 postcards of scenes in Belleville, Peterborough, Campbellford, Warkworth, Meaford, Wallaceburg, Dresden, Lindsay, Stirling, Trenton, Kingston, Ottawa and Picton, Ontario.

Bush, Laura May

Recordings by The Radio Four of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2015-67
  • Item
  • c.1925

Record labels read:
"Apex Electrophonic
Male Quartet
Swing Along (Andrews)
The Radio Four (Of Belleville, Ont.)
Leo B. Riggs, Director
26118-A
The Compo Co. Limited, Lachine, Montreal, Canada"

"Apex Electrophonic
Male Quartet
John Peel (Andrews)
The Radio Four (Of Belleville, Ont.)
Leo B. Riggs, Director
26118-B
The Compo Co. Limited, Lachine, Montreal, Canada"

Riggs, Leo Bates

School project on Frankford

  • CA ON00156 2015-16
  • File
  • c.1980

School project on Frankford by John Harley, in French. Includes 3 aerial photos, copies of old photos, maps.

Harley, John

Belleville Central School and St. Thomas church photographs

  • CA ON00156 2015-13
  • File
  • 1891-1901

Four photographs:

  1. Class photograph of children at Belleville Central School (later Victoria School), c.1891
  2. Class photograph of children at Belleville Central School (later Victoria School), c.1891
  3. Choir of St. Thomas's Anglican Church, Belleville, 1893
  4. Helen Corby's Young Men's Class of St. Thomas's Sunday School, Belleville, 1901

Newspaper and magazine collection

  • Collection
  • 1833-

The Community Archives has an extensive collection of original local newspapers and magazines, as well as microfilm copies of the Intelligencer, the Hastings Chronicle, and the Daily Ontario.

V. Johnson collection

  • CA ON00156 2014-45
  • Collection
  • 1923-1972

Various items, including:

  • Advertisement for "When Santa Listened In" by May M. Brewster and Ira B. Wilson, 1923
  • University of Toronto Conservatory of Music examination, 14 June 1930
  • Cooking Class recipe supplements to The Farmer, July, September and December 1934
  • Christmas cards sent from Belleville City Council in 1970 and 1972, showing the Dundas Street Bridge and the Belleville General Hospital
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