This photograph looks north up Lower Wyndham Street towards St. George's Square. The Old Wellington Hotel can be seen in the Square as can the Great Western Hotel on the corner of Wyndham and Macdonell Streets. St. George's Church can also be seen at the top right of the image.
This photograph of a drawing shows the son of Samuel Rife Sr. He was only 9 years old when he accompanied his father and John Galt to fell the first tree in what would become the future town of Guelph.
This photograph in St. George's Square shows a number of businesses at the corner of Douglas Street and Quebec Street East. Included are the Victoria Hotel, R. Crawford's jewelry and watchmaking shop, and Mitchell and Tovell Undertakers and Furniture Store. At the bottom left of the image can be seen the rubble from St. George's Church which was torn down in the Square and moved to its present location on Woolwich Street.
This photograph shows the site where the New Wellington Hotel would be built, on the corner of Woolwich and Upper Wyndham Streets. The Old Wellington Hotel in St. George's Square was purchased by a group of local businessmen and razed soon before construction of the new hotel began at this site.