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BLOCKHOUSE TRADING COMPANY - our building

The Blockhouse Trading Company store was owned by Peter Young for over 30 years. The original building from a century ago was a quarter of the size it is now. The other half of the lower level was originally attached to the Games store across the street and was a Post Office. Our shop counter comes from there, as do the built in shelves. The second level was built later under ownership of the Ernst family.

 

Since Peter owned the building, he skillfully undertook renovations to rescue the building. He also ran it as a shoe repair and a kayak store. It has been used for storage for many years and is now enjoying its renaissance by celebrating its past. It has become a fitting tribute to Peter who spent his life restoring and renovating buildings, and helping people in his community.

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BLOCKHOUSE TRADING COMPANY - concept

Both the previous owners of the store and Peter were avid collectors of history, information and eclectic items. This, along with our appreciation for vintage design and quality, led to the concept of a display of local history to complement the vintage themed store.

Additionally, we value our community and want to help support local charities. Locals can consign, sell or donate vintage items to us. We also aim to help counsel local seniors and their families with preparations for downsizing and navigating this difficult process.

We hope the community shares their stories of  local characters and events and adds these to the our historical exhibit or online blogSpecially chosen charities benefit from our annual donations which are based on the total sales of consignment items.
BLOCKHOUSE TRADING COMPANY - SERVE THE COMMUNITY AND PRESERVE HISTORY
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