Burns & Company Building - Rossland, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 04.619 W 117° 48.015
11U E 441558 N 5436322
Quick Description: The Burns Building is on the south side of Columbia Avenue at number 1973, toward the western edge of downtown.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/8/2014 8:51:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMM86Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
In the photo the Burns Building is the shorter one on the far right. The Allan Hotel, to the left, burned, nearly taking the Burns Building with it. The view is to the southwest, across Columbia Avenue.

The building was constructed in 1906 by Pat Burns, meat magnate, to house his Rossland butcher shop. Burns moved to Calgary to establish the P. Burns Meat Packing Co., but continued to operate the Rossland store through a series of managers. In actuality, Burns built butcher shops in nearly every mining town in southern BC in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

In 1944, Harold Elmes, a long-time alderman and mayor of Rossland, acquired the building from the owner of the Allan Hotel and operated the store as “The Butcheteria.” The lower floor is currently occupied by the Associate Medical Clinic.

Burns Building

Year photo was taken: ca 1910

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