Canada Drug and Book Co. - Nelson, BC - 1901
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N 49° 29.543 W 117° 17.587
11U E 478772 N 5482235
Quick Description: This Canada Drug & Book Company ad appeared in the June 29, 1901 edition of the Nelson Tribune. Fishing Tackle does seem an odd line for a Book & Drug company to be selling. Possibly this was the norm in 1901.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/31/2013 11:22:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMHPMP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Occupying addresses 571 to 579 on Baker Street, this building probably did not originally come in the colours it presently sports. Nothing wrong with purple - I like it. But it probably wasn't in vogue in 1898, the year the Aberdeen Block was completed. I wonder if Queen Anne liked purple.

From a Walking Tour of Nelson’s Heritage Buildings, number 21.

Athough built for mine manager and hardware store owner, George F. Beer who later became a Nelson alderman, this building acquired its present name by 1900. The second–storey facade of this Queen Anne building includes connecting low window arches as well as a parapet designed to include a plain centre panel flanked by more elaborate textured brickwork.
They need to cut down a bunch of trees in this town so we can see the buildings ;^)

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The Nelson Tribune


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June 29, 1901


Does the ad identify the location of the company?: yes

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