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Brockville, Ontario — Central Canada ()
 

A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks

1896

 

Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

 
A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
1. A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks Marker
Inscription.  

This photograph, taken in 1896, is of particular interest because it documents buildings that no longer exist or that have been altered by the passage of time.

The grouping of buildings in the lower-left corner were standing on the present Water St. Parking Lot. The larger white stucco two-storey structure with pyramid roof (or hip roof) was the WOODBINE HOUSE hotel in the 1870s, and later called the AMERICAN HOUSE. Nearby, the land to the west later became the Broad St. baseball diamond in the 1940s.

Further up West Market St. is a small white double house with gable roof, which is still standing. The large stone building at the corner of King St. was the REVERE HOTEL.

On the right side is VICTORIA HALL (now our CITY HALL) and in its rear was the gable-roofed market building which was later expanded by the addition of two more floors. Outdoors, to the west of these buildings, was the BROCKVILLE FARMERS' MARKET. The market continues to be held in this spot today.

The walls and parapet of the BROCKVILLE RAILWAY TUNNEL are still standing.
 
Erected 2006 by City of Brockville,

A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
2. A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks Marker
Looking NW on a foggy morning; not much was visible
Heritage Brockville, and Brockville Community Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 35.34′ N, 75° 40.892′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker is on Block House Island Road just south of Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4S9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brockville Tunnel 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville & Ottawa Railway - Passenger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Farmers' Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Ferry Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Rowing Club (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (about 90 meters away); Blockhouse Island (about 120 meters away); Major James M. Walsh (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brockville Heritage Plaque Tour. (Submitted on October 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on October 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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