Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 16, 2015

Cornwall Photographs of the Week. Historic Cornwall aerial photographs.



A 1926 aerial view of Cornwall looking south to the Cornwall Drydocks, the Canal  and Pointe Maligne.  The Dundas Mill is on the right.

An aerial view of Cornwall dated 1926 looking south to the Stormont Mill on the right and he Cornwall Canal.  Pointe Maligne is in the top left adjacent to the Canal entrance.






Cornwall’s East End, 1924.  The Weave Shed is in the foreground and Fort Augustus (Windmill Fort) is in the lower middle right hand side.


The entrance to the Cornwall Canal, Montreal Road and Cornwall Classical College in the middle right, late 1950s.


Cornwall looking east, early 1960s.  The old Roosevelt Bridge can be seen next to the Seaway International Bridge.  The Cornwall Canal has not yet been filled in and work has just started on providing land fill for Lamoureux Park.


Downtown Cornwall in the early 1970s.  The Cornwall Square has yet to be built, and the Cornwallis Hotel and Capitol Theatre are still open.  The Stormont Mill, however has been destroyed by fire and Lamoureux Park is starting to take shape.  Even St. Lawrence Brewery, now Gordon Refrigeration is still standing, to the right across from the park.scan0028scan0030

An aerial view of Cornwall looking west from St. Lawrence College, late 1960s.   Lamoreux Park is beginning to take shape, but is still without the Civic Complex, the band shell and the museum.  The oil tanks, however, have been installed in the old dry docks.

The East end of the former Canal Lands, mid 1970s.  The Canal has been filled in and the Park is ready for development.

These photographs are from the collection of over 25,000 images of Cornwall and SD & G available for research and viewing at the Cornwall Community Museum, Wed. to Sun., 11 am to 4 pm, April to mid Dec., after that Wed. to Sat.


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