M. Des Brisay and Co. - Nelson, BC - 1898
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N 49° 29.543 W 117° 17.587
11U E 478772 N 5482235
Quick Description: M. Des Brisay & Co., grocers, placed this ad in the December 31, 1898 edition of The Nelson Tribune.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 2:04:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMHQCZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
In 1898 M. Des Brisay & Co., grocers, were encamped in the Aberdeen Block, which ran from number 571 to number 579 of Baker Street, the major commercial avenue in town. Given that the Aberdeen Block was built in the same year, M. Des Brisay & Co. would have been one of the first tenants. The Aberdeen Block is not a large building and many retailers advertised their presence in the building over the next few years, meaning that either there was considerable attrition in the retail business at that time, or retailers were constantly moving to larger and better premises.

Built in 1898, the block would have still had a new smell to it in December of 1898, 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.
The building is today occupied by a Men's Wear Store and a Second Hand Store on the ground floor, with offices on the upper floor.

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The Nelson Tribune

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December 31, 1898

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

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