1910

1910

38 and 40 FORSYTH STREET

THE SOUTH EAST CORNER AND THE POST OFFICE

 

Our earliest information on the south east corner property is that the property was purchased by Daniel Dunlay in 1892,  and by 1897 he had built a huge two and a half storey wooden house as an investment.  He himself lived across the street at 43 Forsyth.  We know, too,  that Dr. Thomson had his medical practice there in 1914,  and that Daniel Bowen purchased the house in March of 1926.

In March of 1926  Joseph Dale bought the house from Bowen and built a garage on the property.  The gas station ownership changed a number of times  ( see gas stations)  until 1954 when   B.P. Petroleum Company purchased the property and ran the business through B.P. agent,  George Lummiss.   In 1969  Vic Provost expanded the B.P. business,  tearing down the old house and constructing a new storage and office building on the site.

With the closing of the B.P.,  Bowes and Cocks Real Estate purchased the structure,  and eventually sold to Mac's Milk.  They too demolished the building they had purchased and built the present day store.  Mac's Milk then built their model store down at the Memorial Park,  and the present Mr. Convenience Store, a.k.a. Video 99 was opened by Mr. Jay Shin in 2004

THE POST OFFICE

In 1959 the Post Office moved out of the Memorial Buildings to the new post office built on the adjoining land to the south at 40 Forsyth.