Thursday, March 2, 2017

Old photos ~ King City & Maple

 Photos: ELocalPost
Here are a couple of historical photos I don't think I've ever seen before.  I came across them online at a site called ELocalPost.  In the photo above, an unidentified woman is seen pumping a glass of water for a child in King City. Judging by the car in the background, I'd say the photo was taken between 1910 and 1920.
In the lower photo, taken in 1909, the view is looking south, on the east side of Keele Street, in Maple, in Vaughan.   In 1852, the village was named Noble's Corners, after Joseph Noble, the first postmaster.   Later, a Doctor Rupert who lived in the village, was such a respected member of the community that the village's name was changed to Rupertsville.   The name Maple, was apparently adopted later, in recognition of the numerous maple trees found along Keele Street in the village.

Pictured above and left is St. Stephen's Anglican Church,  
which was built in 1895.   The church is now 122 years old and is a local landmark because of its red colour.The Parish of Saint Stephen's, itself, was founded in 1836.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace


  1. How did you know that the one picture was taken in King City? Cute picture of (would I say) mother and daughter at the pump.