Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Speight Wagon Factory, Markham, Ont., Canada

The Speight Wagon Factory was one of the largest wagon manufacturers in Ontario. It also produced sleighs, cutters, threshing machines, and horse-drawn streetcars. The Factory, as seen from this rear view looking eastwards toward Main Street, consisted of many buildings and sheds, of brick and frame. Established in 1830, the Factory went out of business in 1917. In 1922, many of the buildings were destroyed by fire. The Factory chimney is equalled in height by, on the left by the tower of what is now St. Andrew's United Church at 32 Main Street, and on the right by the spire of the Presbyterian Church on Washington Street (later the Vets' Hall).

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