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Baker Block (Birt Saddlery)

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In 1901, local entrepreneur W.R. Baker demolished the small hardware stores on the lot adjoining the Duffin Block, to the south on Main Street, and erected the Baker Block.

Built of solid brick with a façade of red pressed brick, the building contained the offices of dentists, doctors and real estate agents. The Gundy Music Store and a jewelry shop were located on the main floor.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1901 Municipal, 1984, grade III

Pressed red brick facade, projecting brick pilasters.

3 storeys/16,180 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Retail/Offices Retail/Offices 468 Main Street H.S. Griffith





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