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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Reid’s Store, c. 1920s
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

This is an interior view of Reid’s Grocery store, which was located at 16 Queen St., now the location of The Owl and the Pussycat store. It was built in the 1830s and much of its history was as a grocery store, with the upper floor serving as a storage loft for merchant goods. It was also occupied briefly as a penny arcade. In the 1970s, the front of the building was renovated in a Gothic Revival style. In the photo we see Pudd Paterson, a veteran of the First World War, and store owner Hedley Reid, standing at the counter to the left.