Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Martin's Meeting Place
Description
Creator
McLennan, Sid, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Prints
Description
A coloured image from the Waterloo County Scenic Calendar of 1940 showing a gathering of Mennonites at Martin's Meeting House on King Street North, in Waterloo, Ontario. The meeting house is located at the corner of King and Bridge Streets.

The photograph shows the meeting house in the background on the right and a gathering of adherents standing in front of the building. A couple in a horse-drawn wagon are leaving the the meeting house property along a driveway in the foreground. Other horses and buggies are in the background.

There is text at the bottom of the image.
Notes
This is a page from the 1940 Waterloo County Scenic Calendar.

The meeting house was built in 1848 and named Martin’s as it was located on the former Peter Martin farm.

It long served Mennonites in Woolwich Township as the only meetinghouse built north of Waterloo for several years. Over time, it was home to the Mennonite Conference of Ontario (until 1889) and the Old Order Mennonite Church (1889-1993). Since its closure in December 1993, it has been occasionally used for funerals. The adjoining cemetery is the final resting place of many of the Region’s earliest pioneers.
Inscriptions
[Front]: Sunday afternoon at Martin's Meeting Place, St. Jacobs Highway. Prize winning photo by Sid McLennan, 44 Caroline St., Kitchener.

[Reverse]: 1940
Date of Original
1940
Dimensions
Width: 22.4 
Height: 18.7 
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 22.4
Image Height: 15.9
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
McLennan, Sid
Corporate Name(s)
Martin's Meeting Place ; Martin's Meeting House ; Martin's Meetinghouse
Local identifier
P000684
Collection
Waterloo Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.5092070595556 Longitude: -80.5404225927734
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original
PB11
Contact
Kitchener Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

85 Queen North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

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Martin's Meeting Place


A coloured image from the Waterloo County Scenic Calendar of 1940 showing a gathering of Mennonites at Martin's Meeting House on King Street North, in Waterloo, Ontario. The meeting house is located at the corner of King and Bridge Streets.

The photograph shows the meeting house in the background on the right and a gathering of adherents standing in front of the building. A couple in a horse-drawn wagon are leaving the the meeting house property along a driveway in the foreground. Other horses and buggies are in the background.

There is text at the bottom of the image.