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BLOCKHOUSE TRADING COMPANY - our building
The Blockhouse Trading Company store has been owned by Peter 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 has owned the building, he has skillfully undertaken renovations and also ran it as a shoe repair and a kayak shop. It has been used for storage for many years and is now enjoying its renaissance by celebrating its past.
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 forum.
Specially 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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