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Galt Block

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At 103 Princess Street is the Galt Block, built in 1887 by the wholesale house of G.F. and J. Galt Company. A stable and residence were torn down on the site in order to construct this warehouse. The building was designed by Charles Wheeler and cost $25,000.00 to build. The structure included an icehouse, butter vault and courtyard. The Galts imported tea, sugars, wine, brandies and general groceries.

Two additions were made to the building after the turn of the century, one an extension along Princess in 1904 and then an additional storey in 1906. The style of the building is Richardsonian. There are wide arches with narrower arches at the corner that curves and is treated with a vertical shaft of limestone.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1887 Municipal, 1982, grade II

Rounded corner entrance, rounded arches, solid brick with Selkirk stone detailing, wood post and beam frame.

4 storeys/66,665 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect

Wholesale warehouse

Retail/Warehouse 103 Princess Street

Charles H. Wheeler





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