Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 30, 2013

Artifact of the Week. Hollister’s Foodeteria egg carton.

screen 010William Hollister opened his Foodeteria at 211 1st St. West, in the early years of the 20th century.  The business was subsequently taken over by his cousin Melvin.  In 1951, 16 year old Harold Antoine left school to work for $15 a week from6 am to 6 pm. as a delivery boy.  Over time he became a butcher and in 1975 he and his wife Lillian became owners.  The couple operated the business until 1996.



hollistersbutcHollister’s is just one of a number of past Cornwall businesses illustrated in the SD & G Historical Society’s new book, the CORNWALL SCRAPBOOK, filled with more than 350 images of old Cornwall.  Cost:  $25 at the museum or the Friend’s of the Cornwall Public Library.  $31 by mail, make cheque or money order out to:

SD & G Historical Society,

PO Box 773, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 5T5

Images ©Cornwall Community Museum

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