History InSite: St. Paul Street near Academy Street, 2006.77.1101

St. Paul Street c. 1920 | STCM 2006.77.1101

St. Paul Street with all the hustle-and-bustle of a modern, industrial, North American city in the 1920s. One might not recognize it as St. Paul Street if it were not for the stalwart presence of the Broadway Building and its noteworthy Mansard-roofed tower.

The Oldsmobile Factory in St. Catharines, c. 1905-1907. STCM 2775-R.

Beep, beep!

The presence of the newly popular vehicles in the City was partly due to their accessibility: cars were made in St. Catharines at the Oldsmobile factory between 1905-1907, and later the REO factory from 1907-1913.

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About History InSite

A permanent, site specific installation, History InSite juxtaposes historical photographs with modern streetscapes by presenting the photo in, or close to, the place which it was taken.

St. Catharines has a rich photographic history and when compared to the changing streetscapes around the City, that history becomes much more meaningful, poignant, and relevant to our modern eyes.

History InSite is presented by the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre.

Graffiti Report

If you spot any graffiti on our purple History InSite signs, please send us a message and photo via email museum@stcatharines.ca.