119 Brock Street South, 1977
Robert Kirk, Photographer
Media Type
Item Type
A colour photograph of Collins Shoes located at 119 Brock Street South.
119-121 Brock Street South were built in 1880 following the Great Fire of 1877 and known as the Glasgow Warehouse. The building was owned by R. and J. Campbell and they sold groceries in 119 and clothing in 121. Mathias Whitney Collins joined the shoe business and moved his shop to 119 Brock Street South in 1892. Robert Bradford Collins was the fourth generation of the Collins family to operate Collins Shoe Store in Whitby. In 1969, Collins purchased the shoe store from his father, Russell, and closed it in 1977.

The building was destroyed by fire on April 3, 2015, and was demolished in May, 2015.
Date of Original
Width: 5 in
Height: 3 in
Personal Name(s)
Collins, Mathias Whitney ; Kirk, Robert
Corporate Name(s)
Collins Shoes
Local identifier
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Copyright Statement
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date
Copyright Holder
Robert Kirk
Recommended Citation
119 Brock Street South, 1977, Robert Kirk. Whitby Archives D2013_005_011.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a colour photograph.
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119 Brock Street South, 1977

A colour photograph of Collins Shoes located at 119 Brock Street South.