535 King St.

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535 King

Address: 535 King St. Heritage Status: None
Built: 1899 Builder/Architect: Unknown
Style: Main Street Commercial

 

Architecture:

Though most of its neighbouring buildings show original character, the architecture of this building has changed greatly due to modern renovations and it has lost much of its architectural features. See the section of the building in the right portion of the picture for some of the surviving features such as the moulded, bracketed corners as well as a cornice with dentil work on the attic level.

 

History:

This property was originally owned by George Burkett from 1885-1902, at which time he owned a store there until the Great Fire of 1899. When rebuilt, the property was sold to Wilbert Stoddart who owned it from 1902-1911. An excerpt from the September 19, 1899 Bridgewater Bulletin reads: “The enterprising firm of W. K. Stoddart & Co. opened their new dry goods and gents’ furnishing business on Thursday last.” Following Stoddart, multiple businesses resided here, including Crowe Furniture Co., Manning Furniture Co., and Sally Shops Ltd.

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum and Bridgewater Bulletin