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Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at 97 Station Street, Belleville

Building history

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022 02:23 PM

Six members of the Hastings County Historical Society established the Historic Structures Committee in 1976, with the aim of identifying and researching Belleville buildings constructed...

Three young women sitting on a chair wearing long dresses.

Wishart family papers

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 09:10 AM

George Wishart (1896-1970) married Lois Keatley (1907-2011) in Montreal in 1929. Lois had trained as a nurse at McGill University, while George had studied entomology in Guelph....

Part of cover of Belleville assessment roll for 1854

What's in a Ward?

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 12:45 PM

The project to digitize Belleville’s early assessment rolls reached a milestone in April, with all the rolls from 1853 to 1900 now photographed and available online at

Group of students at the Ontario Business College, 1903.

An International Clientele

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022 02:21 PM

In 2020, the Community Archives received some records relating to the former Ontario Business College, which operated in Belleville from 1865 to 1999. They include student registration...

Store with name Pasmore over window and family sitting outside. There are pennants and flags decorating the trees around the building.

A Caring Couple

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022 08:28 AM

William Julius Pasmore (1841-1915) lived and worked in Deseronto  in the early 1900s. He was a physician, who ran a pharmacy with his wife, Laura (born Laura Hendry in 1852)....