Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 1, 2016

Photographs of the Week. Banque de Montreal – Bank of Montreal Cornwall, Montreal Road, and Vogue Shoppe Cornwall.


The Banque de Montreal, northeast corner of McConnell and Montreal Roads.  Beamish Stores can be seen in background.  The Bank opened its first branch in Cornwall’s East End in 1925, they left the area in 1998.


Vogue opened on the east side of Prince Arthur St. in 1948 when Alexander Abugov and his aunt expanded her small women’s wear store.  They purchased two small stores and three upstairs apartments at 502 Montreal Road and spent the next 15 years perfecting their store.  Abugov said that during the first year in business the store did $28,000 in sale; 47 years later it was $1.4 million.  The shop closed in 1995.

These are just two of the hundreds of photographs and postcards at the Cornwall Community Museum available for viewing from April.

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