Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Do you recognize this structure in Bay Roberts? #folklorephoto


Recently I worked on scanning 35mm slides for the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation. The slides are organized by community and were taken between 1993-1996. One thing I found interesting in looking at the slides is the boarded up buildings and whether they were demolished or saved. Do you know anything about the building in this image taken June 1994 in Bay Roberts?

UPDATE: This building has been identified as Charlie Sam and Jenny Parsons Grocery and Dry Goods Store, located in Running Brook, the east end of Bay Roberts. I would love to see a photo of the store in its prime.

3 comments:

Chris Foley said...

Was located in Bay Roberts East in a hillside property just west of the entrance to Beachy Cove. No longer there.

I've placed an aerial marker at https://www.google.ca/maps/place/47%C2%B036'13.6%22N+53%C2%B013'58.8%22W/@47.603769,-53.2351957,764m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d47.603769!4d-53.233007?hl=en.

A streetview version can be seen at https://www.google.ca/maps/@47.603773,-53.2332843,3a,60y,123.38h,75.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swiA1TNgLkpgjKvCtufA_HQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Terry said...

Sorry Chris, not even close to Beachy Cove! Located in the area known as Running Brook, I remember it being open! Go through the fence underneath and it opened up into a yard with a 2 story house attached to the shop!

Terry said...

The name Beachy Cove is wrong on the map, that's Crane's Hill! Beachy Cove is by the Church Hill!