Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 12, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Souvenir maple syrup from Pearson Furniture, 30 Sydney St., Cornwall.

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This 2 1/2 ounce bottle of maple syrup was given out at Pearson Furniture Ltd., 30 Sydney Street, Cornwall, to purchasers of Roxton “Canada’s Colonial House” maple wood furniture.

The label reads:  Roxton – Quality furniture since 1890.  Waterloo, Quebec.

The reverse reads:  From the HARD SUGAR MAPLE TREE comes FINE MAPLE SYRUP and the FINEST MAPLE FURNITURE.

Presented to you with the compliments of PEARSON FURNITURE LTD., 30 Sydney Street.

Your headquarters in Cornwall for

ROXTON’S CANADIAN COLLECTION.

This bottle was donated by Roger St. Jean.  I asked him if he had tried the syrup, and of course he had – it was still good after more than 40 years!

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The inside of the label reads:  CANADIAN COLONIAL MAPLE MADE BY ROXTON etc.

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Pearson Furniture ad 1958.  The store was sold and demolished to make way for the Cornwall Square.

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A newspaper photograph depicting people having a few beers at Pearon’s dance hall.

The annotated caption reads: “…I don’t think there was one person who didn’t feel a moment of remorse that the hall is being torn down to make way for a mall.  I can’t understand how I could have missed the place but Sat. night was the first time I had been in the hall.  Granted the dance floor hadn’t been used since the 1950s and I would have been a bit young when it was…

The spot was tremendous for dancing.  It had a perfect setup for a party creating great atmosphere.  You would have thought that the more than 900 people at the dance had suddenly been transported by time machine to the 1940s…

Does anyone have any memories or photos of the Hall to share?

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Responses

  1. It was a great place to purchase used furniture.


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