Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Calling all tailoresses and newspaper boys: 275 Duckworth Reunion

Calling all tailoresses and newspaper boys: 275 Duckworth Reunion

Did you or one of your relatives work at 275 Duckworth Street, St. John’s? If so, you are invited to a party! To celebrate the history of their new home at 275 Duckworth Street, the Craft Council of NL is hosting a building reunion in partnership with Heritage NL.

Perhaps best-known as the home of the Evening Telegram newspaper, the building was constructed circa 1911 for the Newfoundland Clothing Company. Tailoresses busily churned out suits for export, while the cardboard box factory in the basement fabricated the boxes in which to ship them. The business continued till the 1950s, when the fabric merchants moved out, and the newspaper moved in. Scores of paper boys delivered their goods based out of Solomon's Lane, while reporters and printers plied their trade inside. In the mid 1980s, locals dined and danced at The Dallas Lounge or The Reporter, and later still, students made their way through the Compu College doors.

If you remember any of these workplaces, we'd love to meet you! Come along for a chat, some cake and a cup of tea, and meet the others who shared experiences at 275 Duckworth. If you have photos or memorabilia, we'd love to see it!

If you have questions or a memory of the building you want to share, contact Rachael Green craft@heritagenl.ca or call toll-free 1-888-739-1892 ext 6.

Thursday, August 1st
Craft Council of NL Gallery
275 Duckworth Street, St. John's

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