Photograph found on Page 34 of Book 1 of the Braeside WI Tweedsmuirs. The exterior was clad in cedar. This store was the first in Braeside, built by Thomas Stark on the John Gillies property in 1872. It was remodelled into a hotel and later a double house. In 1900 it was moved to the top of the hill opposite the steps up Janet street. As of the 1940's this house was owned by Col. John A. Gillies, grandson of John Gillies.
The Stark family originally came from Scotland and settled in Canada in the 1820’s near Shawville in a small place called Stark’s Corners; this family along with the others were early pioneers in the Ottawa Valley. Today, the Brown family now reside in Arnprior.
Donated by Patrick Brown in August 1995. Mr. Brown acquired the original from his grandmother.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a copy of a book containing the names, dates of births and deaths, and other particulars of the following families: Stark, Cuthbertson (Clarendon Township), Harris, Cameron, Hobbs, Leitch, Horsburg, McKillop, Lochart, MacLaren, McLaren, Moir, Martin, McBride, Savage, Maitland and others.