"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Towers of Time: Ontario an illustrated presentation of Post Office buildings


Guest Speaker: Marc Boileau
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Lecture Starts: 7:30 p.m.
New Location: Norfolk Street United Church, 75 Norfolk Street Guelph, Ontario

The illustrated presentation is based on the book, Towers of Time: Ontario (Looking Back Press).

It examines the post Confederation inventory of Post Office buildings in Ontario. Their architectural styles vary but reflect some common themes and their histories are linked. Area buildings featured in the analysis include both Guelph former Post Offices; Galt, Preston and Hespeler; Kitchener and Waterloo together with others from Ontario.

The analysis uses additional examples from Canada for the national context. Dr. Boileau will have copies of Towers of Time: Ontario available for sale at the lecture. The price of the book is $24.00, taxes included.

Marc Boileau currently teaches biology at the University of Guelph. He is also a software engineer, entrepreneur and history enthusiast. He has traveled widely in the USA, Europe, Africa and throughout Arctic Canada. Dr. Boileau has published one book, multimedia titles, and numerous research and popular articles. In his leisure time he builds, rides and occasionally races motorcycles.

CHANGE OF LOCATION: In celebration of Norfolk Street United Church’s 175th anniversary, the lecture will be held at Norfolk Street United, corner of Cork Street and Norfolk Street. Please use the Cork Street entrance to the church hall

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