527-531 King St.

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531 King

Address: 527-531 King St. Heritage Status: None
Built: 1900 Builder/Architect: Unknown
Style: Main Street Commercial

 

Architecture:

This building has a shed-roofed design, with a cornice on the attic level. Double bracketed corners can be seen on the top level, and there is a remainder of some dentil-work. The storefront also features a recessed doorway, and there have been some alterations on the original structure such as the removal of decorative shingle work.

     

    History:

    The original owner of this property beginning in 1899 was Arkanus Wile; it was first used as a boot and shoe sales location. Since then, it has served such purposes as a barber shop, a women’s clothing shop (“The Heather Shop”), a gift shop (“The Gremlin Boutique”), a floral shop (“The Floral Arrangement”), and a book store (“Carousel Bookstore”).

    Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum and Bridgewater Directories 1956, 1970, 1972, and 1983