Phoenix Square streetscape

Phoenix Square streetscape

Facing Phoenix Square on Queen Street is a fine streetscape of two and three-storey Victorian commercial buildings, which have been altered little since the end of the 19th century. This corner was the home of the Chestnut family general store that gained fame for their prowess in fabricating canoes. It is also worth noting the building materials - the corner wood clapboard building adjoins a later c. 1870 tin-plated façade which, in turn, connects to the more solid & expensive brick of the third structure which proudly proclaims its construction date of 1894 within the central garret. This last structure still features traces of a decorated ballroom on its top floor behind the ornate dormers.