Downtown Kingston, 1948

downtown, kingston, brock, king, wellingtonThis George Lilley photograph of Brock street between King and Wellington is from 1948. Starting at the corner, the businesses that occupied the block were Martin’s shoe store, McLeod’s Drug store, the Red and White Store (surprisingly there was an Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masonic lodge located above the Red and White), Cooke’s grocery, Horne’s Fish market, another grocer and a household appliance store. Get to know the block as it is today at DARN’s Brock Street Block Party on May 24th, from 2-4. Enjoy live music, face painting and some free food!


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