Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | April 1, 2017

One of Cornwall’s oldest buildings

Here’s a flashback for you. This historic business location dates back to the 1800s and has been home to many different ventures. Can you place it?

This is but one of many historic Cornwall photographs on file in the Archives at your Cornwall Community Museum.

Many interesting theories were posited as to the location; as some observed, it’s 9 First Street East. The building served many purposes over the years, including Ye Olde English Fish “n” Chips Shop, a tailor shop, a gun store/shoe repair, a studio on the second floor, etc. In the uncropped version we can see the edge of the building next door on the n.e. corner of First Street East at Pitt Street.

First St E_9_WM
Click on this LINK to see the location as it is now.

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