Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 29, 2015

Photographs of the Week. Historic Pitt Street business emporiums.

94-10.33_Daily Coll_24 Pitt Street from Canal_web

Pitt St looking north from the Canal c. 1900 – Daly Collection

The Daly Collection was found in a cupboard by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Daly while renovating their cottage in the Laurentians.  They donated this collection of 108 original photographs dating between 1893 and 1901 to the SD & G Historical Society in 1976 providing us with an invaluable glimpse of late Victorian Cornwall.

Please note not all of these businesses may have been located on Pitt St.

Colquhoun Block - S.W. corner Pitt St at 2nd St W

Colquhoun Block – S.W. corner Pitt St at 2nd St W ca. 1900

94-10.52_Daily Coll_48 D.J. McDonald Store_web

D.J. McDonald’s Store, Cornwall, ca. 1900.

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M.A. McDonald Company and Store, ca. 1900.

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Donihee’s Meat Market, The Beehive, ca. 1900

McArthur's Store.

McArthur’s Store.

94-10.55_Daily Coll_51 Snetsinger Block_web

The Snetsinger Block, SW corner of Pitt @ 1st St, now a parking lot.

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John Skeith’s Shop on the site of the old fire station.

The Museum has more extensive files on most of the stores shown available for viewing during opening hours.

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