Royal Shoe Store - Nelson, BC - 1901
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N 49° 29.543 W 117° 17.587
11U E 478772 N 5482235
Quick Description: This ad was placed by The Royal Shoe Store in the Saturday, December 21, 1901 edition of The Nelson Tribune.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 11:20:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMHQBX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
In 1899 Lillie Bros. Shoe & Boot Store were encamped in the Aberdeen Block, which ran from number 571 to number 579 of Baker Street, the major commercial avenue in town. By 1901 this shoe store was advertising its presence in the selfsame building. It is entirely possible that the businesses are the same, but under a new name.

Built in 1898, the block would have still had a new smell to it in January of 1899, were it not for the ubiquitous cigar and pipe smoke which permeated the town.

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 ;^).

The building is today occupied by a Men's Wear Store, a Second Hand Store, and offices on the upper floor.

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The Nelson Tribune

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Saturday, December 21, 1901

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

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