Lemon Block - Rossland, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 04.619 W 117° 48.179
11U E 441358 N 5436324
Quick Description: One of the original stores in the City of Rossland, this one time general store still stands at 1841 Columbia Avenue, west of the present city hall.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 2/10/2015 1:06:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMNBZ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
The Lemon Block marked the western entrance to Rossland from the stage road to Northport, Washington when the building was constructed in 1895. R. E. Lemon had his General Store on the main floor and living accommodations above. For a short time in 1896, the store housed the first Bank of Montreal before it moved across the street and later into the present Bank of Montreal building in 1900.

Barely recognizable now due to exterior and interior renovations, the only certain identification indicators on the exterior are the two bow windows on the second floor.

The building has been divided into apartments for a number of years.

The photos are taken from across Columbia Avenue looking southwest. As can be seen in the new photo, much of the hill in front of the store has been removed, allowing for a much wider highway which passes straight past instead of making an ess turn around it.


Year photo was taken: ca 1896

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