Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | May 12, 2016

Tour of Historic Alexandria, Ontario.


World War I era postcard.


The same view 2005.

scan0015This postcard was sent in 1955, but the scene is earlier.



This business was originally established in 1855.  The reputation the house has acquired is but the just results of energy, perseverance and enterprise, coupled with handling the best goods at the lowest prices.  He is a dealer in dry goods, ready made clothing, furnishings, hats, and caps, groceries, heavy and shelf hardware, boots and shoes etc.  From the superior connections of the house with manufacturers and wholesale dealers the proprietor is able to satisfy all orders.  The premises occupied  on Main St. are embraced in a storeroom of ample dimensions…Parties looking for the newest designs can always be assured of getting them here.  Mr. D. McPhee, the proprietor, has, by strict attention to the public wants, been met with every success… ca. 1907.





Dr. Dolan passed away at age 96 in 1989.  Dr. Dolan was married to Georgina McAuley.

Over his career Dr. Dolan served as a trustee of the Separate School Board, a member of the Knight’s of Columbus and reached the level of Knight of St. Gregory.


Mrs. Mal Boyd, Elgin St., Alexandria.


The back of Mrs. Boyd’s carte-de-visite taken by R.W. Lendrum, Vankleek Hill.





Brown Shoes Ltd., Alexandria, 1970.


Lucien Quesnel, Brown Shoes.

This is just a small selection of Alexandria related material in the archives of the Cornwall Community Museum.


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