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Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

New York Cafe / Le Café New York

 
 
New York Cafe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 11, 2019
1. New York Cafe Marker
Inscription.  
English:
The New York Cafe, located at 129 Pitt Street, was opened by Peter Wong on July 12, 1913. This popular eatery operated for 59 years under four independent Chinese owners, who prided themselves on maintaining exceptionally high standards of cleanliness in both the kitchen and dining rooms. Gourmets from Montreal and other large centres were said to have ranked Cornwall's New York Café — whether serving Chinese delicacies or delectable Canadian cuisine — with the best of big city restaurants. Fire marked the end of an era when the New York Cafe burned to the ground in 1972.

Français:
Le 12 juillet 1913, Peter Wong ouvrit le New York Café au 129, rue Pitt. Pendant 59 ans, ce restaurant très fréquenté fut exploité par quatre propriétaires chinois indépendants, qui s'enorgueillissaient de maintenir des normes de propreté exceptionnellement élevées, dans la cuisine comme dans la salle à manger. Les gourmets provenant de Montréal et d'autres grands centres classaient le New York Café de Cornwall parmi les meilleurs restaurants des grandes villes, que ce soit pour ses fins mets
Marker detail: Peter Wong,<br>founder of the New York Cafe image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Peter Wong,
founder of the New York Cafe
chinois ou ses délectables mets canadiens. En 1972, le New York Café fut réduit en cendres, ce qui marqua la fin d'une époque.
Cornwall Historic Walking Tour
Tournée à pied du passé historique de Cornwall

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 1.048′ N, 74° 43.701′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties. Marker is on Pitt Street just north of Urquhart Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located along the sidewalk, overlooking Pitt Street to the northeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3P4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rossmore House / La Maison Rossmore (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Cornwall Orphanage / L'orphelinat de Cornwall (about 210 meters away); United Empire Loyalists (about 210 meters away); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Founding of Cornwall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Cornwall Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Right Reverend John Strachan (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Cornwall
Marker detail: New York Cafe Menu image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: New York Cafe Menu
Historic Walking Tour
 
New York Cafe Marker • <i>wide view<br>(looking northeast, Pitt Street in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 11, 2019
4. New York Cafe Marker • wide view
(looking northeast, Pitt Street in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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