Stewart family fonds
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Arthur Stewart came to Saanich from Scotland in the early 1900s. A contractor and mason, he built many houses in the Quadra and Tattersall areas. He worked on the Empress Hotel and Carnegie Library and completed the cenotaph in Vancouver after his brother, also a stonemason, was killed during its construction. He started the Lakehill jitney and bus service which ran from Fort and Douglas to the Pumping Station at 3940 Quadra. Arthur Stewart died in 1938.
Photographs donated to Saanich Archives by a family member, Mr. Fox, in 1981. WWI Memorial Cross for Private William Stewart donated by family members in 2015.
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Fonds consists of photographs of the Tattersall and Quadra areas including the Stewart wedding; the Lakehill jitney run by the Stewart family; World War 1 photographs of Stewart and Hector sons; building the Vancouver cenotaph.
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No further accruals are expected.
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Accession numbers: 1981-010; 2016-003.
Formerly Arthur Stewart fonds