Friday, November 05, 2021

Byam’s General Store

Andy | Friday, November 05, 2021 | Best Blogger Tips
Byam’s store located in Tyrone, Ontario was a landmark for years. The building itself was built as a hotel in 1835 during the area’s pioneer lumbering days. Frederick Byam started his store in 1887 and moved to this location in 1894. Frederick’s son, Lionel, took over the store after his return from World War One. His son, Clifford, took over in 1965 and operated the business until January 2004. When Lionel died in 1982 many local people remembered that if it wasn’t for his kindness and generosity their families would not have survived the Great Depression of the 1930’s.

13 comments:

  1. ...a lot of history contained here!

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  2. This is a store with great history. General stores are mostly gone now, and I do miss the wide variety of items they had for sale. Andy, I also have friends with thorns, but try not to get too close to them.

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  3. What a great history. It's the kind of place I used to visit as a kid.

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  4. I like this place, lots of history and character.

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  5. Talk about some serious history! That's fantastic!

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  6. A lot of history and so forth there. It looks a friendly place but not used now by the sound of it..

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  7. A place with a rich history... thanks.

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  8. Lovely old building including the coke machine in the front.

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  9. Nice bit of local history, always interesting.

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