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Cairncross and Lawrence Drug Store, exterior view, London, Ontario


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
An exterior shot of the Cairncross and Lawrence Drug Store which was located at 216 Dundas Street, on the northwest corner of Dundas and Clarence. There are window displays of bottles and other items. A sign in the large window on the left reads CAIRNCROSS & LAWRENCE and shows the street number 216. A sign in the smaller window on the right says DRUGGISTS. Retractable cloth awnings hang above the windows.
Notes:
Cairncross and Lawrence drug store was opened for business by James Arthur Cairncross and Lindsay Tyler Lawrence, at 256 Dundas Street in 1886. This store was located on the north side of Dundas, a few doors west of Wellington Street. With an increase in business, more space was needed and in 1889 they moved to the location on the northwest corner of Dundas and Clarence Streets, the building shown in this photograph. Lindsay Lawrence died July 25, 1901. James Cairncross bought the shares in the business held by his late partner. James Cairncross died January 25, 1924 and his son, Roy Cairncross carried on the business. The Cairncross and Lawrence operation remained in the Cairncross family through four generations and expanded to six locations in London. G. Tamblyn Limited took control of the Cairncross firm July 24, 1967.
This building on the northwest corner of Dundas and Clarence Streets was demolished in 1979. PG O4
Inscriptions:
Reverse (handwritten in ink) - Cairncross & Lawrence. Clarence & Dundas. 1899.
Date of Original:
ca. 1899
Dimensions:
Width: 33.4 cm
Height: 23.3 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 32.1cm
Image Height: 22.5cm
Local identifier:
32104024554935
Collection:
Cairncross Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.9843475333138 Longitude: -81.2478457937622
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG O4
600 dpi tiff and jpg
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Cairncross and Lawrence Drug Store, exterior view, London, Ontario


An exterior shot of the Cairncross and Lawrence Drug Store which was located at 216 Dundas Street, on the northwest corner of Dundas and Clarence. There are window displays of bottles and other items. A sign in the large window on the left reads CAIRNCROSS & LAWRENCE and shows the street number 216. A sign in the smaller window on the right says DRUGGISTS. Retractable cloth awnings hang above the windows.