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Roly Lusted
03-18-2018, 10:16 PM
After the monthly meeting, members Jim and Barb Anderson along with Roly and Sue Lusted travelled to the site of the Hamilton Studebaker factory to take pictures of the entrance to the new industrial park and the construction which is
underway at this site. Thanks to Roly Lusted and Barb Anderson for the pictures.


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1. Industrial Park #1 shows a map of the industrial park and the street
names. At the time that our plaque was installed in the community park,
the executive made a request that a street be named to commemorate the
Studebaker factory being there. A number of choices were given and we
were informed that Studebaker Place was chosen for the street name.
2. Industrial Park #2 The location of the commemorative plaque which was
installed in the park in September 2016. In 2017, the Ellie foundation from
Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators did a total makeover of the park.
Today, when we visited, it was full of children and moms visiting and using
the park. This spot was made to view and contemplate the plaque
3. Industrial Park #3 this is the back of #2 and is taken facing south.
4. Industrial Park #4 Located at the entrance to the former Hamilton
Studebaker factory at the corner of Victoria Ave and Studebaker Place.
5. Industrial Park #5 Studebaker Place taken facing east, it is the main street
in the facility




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harry
03-18-2018, 11:38 PM
Are all the houses in that area gone? I worked in the Otis factory 1963 to late 1965.
On the second floor, building car operator panels, switches, etc.
Got fired for taking half a day off. Two weeks later started working for Otis in the field.
First construction job was Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls.
Dave Jarvis

Roly Lusted
03-19-2018, 03:09 PM
Dave,
All the houses are still there. Even the house I lived in on Shaw St. is there. Robert Land school is now a community centre. The entire neighbourhood is still intact. The Central Community Park, which is the location of our commemorative plaque is well used and a great spot for moms and their kids to play. Even the American Can on Shaw St. is still there and being used.


Are all the houses in that area gone? I worked in the Otis factory 1963 to late 1965.
On the second floor, building car operator panels, switches, etc.
Got fired for taking half a day off. Two weeks later started working for Otis in the field.
First construction job was Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls.
Dave Jarvis