S.J. Mighton - Nelson, BC - 1899
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N 49° 29.543 W 117° 17.587
11U E 478772 N 5482235
Quick Description: S.J. Mighton, retailer, was the third of three occupants of the Aberdeen Block who placed an ad in the February 28, 1899 edition of The Nelson Tribune. Their ad was on page 2.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/23/2015 10:43:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
In 1899 S.J. Mighton, retailer, was 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 just the previous year, S.J. Mighton would have been one of the first tenants. From their ad it's a bit difficult to determine what their complete line of goods might have been. In their ad they indicate that they sold gaming paraphernalia and cigars. What S. J. Mighton was is a cigar store. Apparently they had outlets in other British Columbia towns, as well.

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 been very much a new building in February of 1899.

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

Although 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 façade 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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Nelson Tribune


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February 28, 1899


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