Spring London Landmark Shirts
Spring is finally in full effect and summer is just on the horizon. Over the last couple months a few new London Landmark shirts have popped up with the new spring flowers. Read about each of the new designs below. We think they’ll grow on you! Until the end of June, all proceeds from shirt sales will be donated to Anova and LAWC.
Opened in 1912, the Hudson’s Department Stores are a Southwestern Ontario success story. With it’s inception in Stratford, Ontario, Harry Shapiro expanded his family business to Woodstock and London with the help of his children. The Hudson’s department store was a staple on the Dundas stretch (EOA). While the London store shut its doors in the mid 1980’s it’s stellar neon sign still hangs from the side of the building at Dundas and Adelaide Street. This design preserves the sign as seen in 2018 as you travel north on Adelaide St.
The reign of another “king” of the department market ended in 2014 when Kingsmill’s Department Store closed the curtains after almost 150 years of operation. For generations, Londoners looked forward to the window displays and a ride on the hand-operated elevator. While the department store is no longer there, it’s historical Dundas Street facade has been commemorated for the enjoyment for future generations.
Manufactured in 1910 by the Canadian Locomotive Company, Engine 86 was used by both the Grand Trunk Railway and the Canadian National Railway. To commemorate our 100 year history as a railway hub, it was donated to the City of London in 1958 and today stands as a proud London Landmark on the grounds of the Western Fair District (despite an ill-advised attempt to send it down the line to St. Thomas in 1980).