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



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.



    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