Belleghem Building

188-190 Hunter houses two restaurants: La Hacienda Mexican food, and Sam’s Place deli. The frieze at the top of the building says “1876 Belleghem 1922″.

Usually I try to keep this blog a fact-free zone, but googling Belleghem turned up this:

“The Belleghem Furniture business was established in 1879 by Daniel Belleghem. “The factory and warerooms in connected buildings, are on Hunter Street, numbers 188, 190 and 192, and together cover an area of 67 x 200 feet. The factory buildings are three stories in height, and are completely equipped with the best wood working machinery, to which motive power is supplied by a 40-horse power engine. The factory employs thirty hands. The warerooms are large and comprise three stories, well built, with excellent furniture, which finds purchasers in every part of the Midland District”. (City Directory, 1888-1889).
Daniel Belleghem died on May 21, 1920, age 74, and is buried in Little Lake Cemetery.”

Thanks Peterborough Museum and Archives!

Jan 8: well of course, there is a plaque too. I just had to notice it and there it was.

A year ago today:
Pic 1362
Parking garage

January 3, 2012

Two years ago:
Pic 1015
The sun on a cloudy morning

January 3, 2011

Three years:
Pic 674
January 3, 2010

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