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forty four

Forty Four

the entrance to 44 ontario street – the former lincoln county registry office, now a residential apartment building in downtown st. catharines. apparently the buillding dates back to 1923 and was designed by prominent architects arthur edwin nicholson and robert ian macbeth. the niagara peninsula is peppered with both commercial buildings and residences designed by the duo.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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the club

The Club

this historic building in the heart of the downtown core of st. catharines at 77 ontario street has housed the st. catharines club since 1927. An example of georgian design, the structure itself dates back to 1874 when it was known as the haynes residence, presumably the home of a prominent family of the era.

thecluba 24″ x 24″ canvas print of ‘the club’ hangs on one of the dining room walls at the st. catharines club.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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rodman hall under moonlight (colour and b&w)

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today, the stately rodman hall is as an art centre under the care of brock university in st. catharines, ontario. the building itself originates from the mid-1850’s where it was the private residence of one thomas rodman merritt, a businessman and politician in his day. an archway indicates that the estate was completed in 1863. the estate was under the merritt family’s control until 1960 when the city of st. catharines and the district arts council purchased the property at that time and converted it into and arts centre. brock university took over the property in 2003 with the understanding that it would continue as an arts centre.

here it is, photographed on a beautiful summer night with a full moon aglow.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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sawmill at morningstar 2

Sawmill At Morningstar 2

another capture of the sawmill at morningstar mill in st. catharines, ontario – this time from a different vantage point, reflected on the pond on the grounds.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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autumn at morningstar

Autumn At Morningstar

morningstar mill in all it’s fall colour splendour! the right-hand building is the grist mill that still produces flour during the summer and early fall months. the red structure on the left represents the sawmill that was once operating on the site. both reflected  on a small pond that is fed by lake gibson, a man-made reservoir that provides water to the city of st. catharines. the water eventually tumbles at decew falls, just beyond the buildings.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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sawmill at morningstar

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many moons ago i saw a photo of this red structure (representing a sawmill) in a tourist magazine for the niagara region in southern ontario. i wanted a shot (no pun intended) at photographing it – so after consulting a tourist office, i nailed it down to this site in st. catharines called morningstar mill. i have been visiting this area for the last 10+ years or so, but never really captured it adequately…

anyway, fast forward to the summer of 2015 and my family and i decided to settle in st. catharines after looking around at smaller communities outside the gta (greater toronto area). lo and behold, this site is a mere 10 minute drive away from my home – accessible anytime! 😉

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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lighthouse morning

Lighthouse Morninghaving returned to canada and chosen st. catharines as our new hometown, it was time to start exploring a little… here is the marina pier at sunrise, in port dalhousie, a community within the city of st. catharines. the lighthouse in the distance (extreme left of the frame) is located at the end of the harbour walkway trail and is known as the outer range lighthouse while the closer one is referred to as the inner lighthouse.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: parks & gardens

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