Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 25, 2016

Photographs of the Week. Whittaker Brothers Flower and Gift Shop, Cornwall.


Whittaker Brothers Florist Labour Day float outside of their Baldwin Ave., greenhouse and florist shops, 1950s.



Greenhouse complex, Baldwin Ave., Cornwall.


In the 1940s Whittaker Brothers also had a retail outlet at 12 2nd St. W.


The Baldwin Ave. greenhouse and store in 1984.

The business closed May, 2010.  Trees now grow through the glass roof in the greenhouse.

Brothers Henry and John Whittaker opened their fruit and vegetable store east of the Cornwall Athletic Grounds (Joe St. Denis Field) in 1888.  By World War I they started wholesaling flower and built their business around snapdragons, gladiolus, mums and roses.

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