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.