Benedict Generations

Discovering our American, Canadian and European Ancestors

Occupation


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Central Press
Central Press
Albert Benedict owned Central Press from 1946 to 1954. Located at 602 Centre Street South; the old Hull Opera House.
 
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Central Press interior 1
Central Press interior 1
Central Press interior btwn 1932 ~ 1954. Showing paper stock, binding.
 
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Central Press interior 2
Central Press interior 2
Printing presses and binding.
 
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Graphic Arts conference
Graphic Arts conference
Canadian Graphic Arts conference held in Banff. Albert in front centre. Date unknown.
 
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hull-opera-house-60s.jpg
hull-opera-house-60s.jpg
After Central Press closed, and other businesses, the Hull Opera House changed exterior appearances. The Schick Electric shop took over the corner. It is now a small park, awaiting a future office tower.
 
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hull-opera-house.jpg
hull-opera-house.jpg
Corner of Centre Street and Sixth Avenue south. Central Press was in the north end of the building, overlooking 6th Avenue and 1st Street East.
 
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Linotype machine
Linotype machine
Example of Linotype machine, used to melt typesetting metal into lines of type fonts for printing press. Albert was expert at using the unique keyboard layout.
 
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Old Hull Opera House buiding
Old Hull Opera House buiding
Contemporary photo before the building was torn down to become a mini park. Location of the Central Press in the 1950's.