The general store and post office that Mr. Joseph Baldwin built in 1845 served customers well into the 20th century. There was a store room with the store and flanking that was an open front horse and buggy shed. The store was saved from demolition and brought to Black Creek Pioneer Village on February 19th, 1960. Restoration of the building to circa 1845 was conducted including the reconstruction of the store room based on historical documents. The frame structure has a 'boom town' front, with a long slope roofed veranda that was reconstructed based on photographic evidence circa 1911.
....and what a good job they did of it. I bet some of the produce has passed its sell by date though.
Best wishes - Jethro
Hi Jethrohoyt, Thanks so much
Greetings Anna, I see you are an artist for the eyes and the ears. Very nice series on the history park. Cheers, Rich
Hi Richard Ryer,Thanks you so much.
Hi PIT58, Thanks so much
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Photo taken in Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3, Canada
Misplaced? Suggest new location