Monday, March 9, 2009

The Atlee Block and Fielding Block

Today has been a day of meetings so I will just post a quick addition to my before and after images collection. The first image is of the Atlee block which was built in the 1890s. This structure, with its impressive turret and modified Second Empire roof line, stood on St George Street across from the current location of Annapolis Royal's Town Hall. This was home to Atlee's Drug Store along with various other businesses. On the second and third floors the building had residential space.

When the 1921 fire hit Annapolis Royal the Atlee Block was one of the first buildings consumed by the flames. The second image shows the building which was built in the aftermath of the fire. This structure is known as the Fielding Block since it was owned by the Fielding family for much of the twentieth century. This building is currently home to an insurance company, a real estate agent and a pizzeria. I must admit that I miss the turret.

All for now,
RGS

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