Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 9, 2016

St. Lawrence Park, Cornwall, photographs.

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DANCING – ST. LAWRENCE PARK, TONIGHT, CA. 1900.

St. Lawrence Park (now L’Heritage) was operated by Cornwall Street Railway to encourage people to use the streetcars.  The Park was officially opened Dominion (Canada) Day, 1896.

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Postcard, St. Lawrence Park, Cornwall.

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Women swimming in the St. Lawrence, circa 1912.  Centre:  Miss Agnes Alguire, right: her cousin Kathleen Alguire.

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St. Lawrence Park.

Until the mid 1950s the Park was the place to cool off in the summer.  It had a food stand, merry-go-round, change rooms, dance pavilion, swimming and boat launch.

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The young woman lifeguard saved a young boy from drowning in the river at St. Lawrence Park.  Note the Courtauld Cottages in the  upper left hand corner.

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Boat Club House at St. Lawrence Park.  The Club House was damaged by ice in 1929.

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Beach at the now closed St. Lawrence Park, August, 1958.

The beach was closed as a result of safety issues in the 1950s and the land sold in 1956.

This is a sample of photographic, postcard and archival material in the collection at the Cornwall Community Museum relating to St. Lawrence Park.

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  1. Best photos, thanks

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