By DAVID VAN DYKE
This archival photograph at the top of this page was taken in 1904. The location is Queen Street East just west of Lee Avenue.
In the background, left of the frame, is Kew Gardens which was established in 1879.
At the time the above photo was taken, the Beaches Public Library was still 12 years away from being built. Kew Williams Cottage had been built two years prior, in 1902 and is the only house still standing in Kew Gardens park today. The cottage has always been my favourite house in the Beach.
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