Celtic Hall, Main St. (present location of the Legion), c 1940s

Celtic Hall, Main St. (present location of the Legion), c 1940s. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum, Duggan album. The Celtic Hall, constructed in 1905 by the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, became the venue for such varied activities as dances, boxing matches, local plays and musicals, spinning exhibitions, graduations, political gatherings and elections. It boasted a […]

Palace Clothing Company and T. J. Bonner on Main Street, c 1900

Palace Clothing Company and T. J. Bonner on Main Street, c 1900. Courtesy of Dalhousie University Archives, Waldren Studios Collection, 277-087. Restoration: Jeff Parker Postcards were made from the Waldren photo and printed in Germany. The mud, the the workman, the wheelbarrow, and the telephone have miraculously disappeared, and this before the day of Photoshop. […]

Death of Queen Victoria, January, 1901

Death of Queen Victoria, January, 1901, Antigonish Post House at College and Main Streets, formerly StFX’s first building. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Joe Fraser. The Bishop decreed that on the day of the Queen’s funeral all church bells in the diocese should be tolled for at least a half hour “in token of […]

Old St. Ninian’s church on Main Street, 1902

Old St. Ninian’s church on Main Street, StFX first buildings in the distance, the first photo of Antigonish to appear in The Casket June 26, 1902. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald This photo appeared in the Jubilee edition of the Casket (established 1852) predating photojournalism, as it has no reference to […]

Copeland Druggist, Main Street, circa 1910

Copeland Druggist, Main Street, circa 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum, Cunningham Album. Restoration: Wayne Ezekiel John David Copeland from Merigomish was the first proprieter of Copeland Druggist, located in the present-day Down to Earth Framing store. Bessie Cunningham Copeland, who married Norman Kerr Cunningham, is thought to be the source of these photos in […]

Opening Day Sobeys Antigonish, 1954

Opening of the Sobeys store on Main Street, January 1954. Photo Courtesy of Sobeys, Inc. Opening day of the Sobeys store on Main Street, Antigonish, January, 1954 — the door prize was a washing machine called a Spiralator, brand name EASY. Found this youtube ad for a Spiralator on The Arthur Godfrey show but not […]