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PORT PERRY PICTURES
1990- 1999


Pictures displayed in this section are from the collections of
Scugog Shores Musuem Archives and J. Peter Hvidsten
.


An aerial view of the Port Perry lakefront, including Water Street, Palmer Park and the
Port Perry Marina, about 1999.


Joel Aldred purchased the Scugog Island store in December 1974 and renamed it
Aldred's Corner. He operated it for more than 20 years before selling in 1998.


This picture taken about 1990 shows two buildings on the southeast side of Perry and
Mary Streets, Port Perry. Originally the Archer garage, left. The building was being used as a
body shop for Anderson Chevrolet-Oldsmobile at this time.
The building to the right was occupiedby Phil Walmsley Photography and Sheila's Hairstyling.


Work was progressing quickly on the Great Blue Heron Charitable Casino and Bingo complex being
constructed on the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation land near the north end of
of Scugog Island when this picture was taken in October 1996. Seen here inspecting the site
from right, Chief Gary Edgar, Sean Eade, Thomas Keliner and Ron Steiner.


Fire destroyed the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located on Hwy. 7A, Port Perry
during the early hours of Sunday, May 31, 1998.


Stores along the west-end of Queen Street, July 1992. Far left, David's Hairstyling, Port Cleaners,
Framer's Gallery, Northern Clothing Company, David Chow's Restaurant and the Linen Corner.


This westerly section of the Queen Street business district, taken in 1997. The businesses included -
Reg Cook's Quality Butcher, Old Port Bulk Foods, David's Hairstyling and Just B-Cuz.


The former Peel Poultry building, later operated by Zoecon Manufacturing, located on Hwy. 7A,
just west of Port Perry was advertising for tenants to help fill the 18,000 sq. ft. building in June 1991.
Tenants in the building at the time were Dowson's Spring Water distributors and the Port Perry
Athletic Club. It later became the home of a giant "Flea Market" before being demolished.


A view of Port Perry's old grain elevator and the lakefront in September 1994. Photo taken from
the top of the Re/Max building.


View of the old grain elevator at the east end of Queen Street, from the second floor of Brock's
Department store, with Lake Scugog in the background and Emiel's Place restaurant and the
Galley Fish & Chips to the left.


The grandstand at Blackstock fairgrounds erupts in waves of flames on a Saturday night
December 14, 1996. It is believed arson is the cause of the fire, which totally
destroyed the structure, which was built on the property in the mid-1930s.


Greenbank Variety Store and post office, which also provided an ESSO gas bar and was home to
the Greenbank Restaurant.


Port Perry IGA, Queen St., took on a little different look in 1995, with a long awning across
the east side and entrance to the store.


The popular Kinsmen Beach, on Lake Scugog, and view of Latcham Centre and the old grain elevator
during the fall of 1994. Note the lack of playground equipment at the beach.


Aerial view of Lake Scugog Lumber Company Ltd., including its storage sheds and truss plant,
at the far left, during the summer of 1992.


This building, known as the Manchester Community Centre and meeting place for the Port Perry
Rotary Club, was originally the town hall for Reach Township. The hall, pictured here during the
mid-1990s, was built about 1854 at the corner of Rose Street and Hwy. 7A.


Fishing from the town dock, in front of the Port Perry Marina during the summer of 1999.

 


The Medical Associates building located on Paxton Street, as it looked in 1997.


The former Port Perry Dairy building was the location of Pizza Delight in this 1998 photograph.


This view of the south side of Queen Street during the summer of 1999, was taken from the
rooftop on the north side of the street. The elevated view shows the post office,
Imogene, Hank's Pastries and the Royal Bank buildings.


The Railroad House Motor Hotel, located on Hwy. 7A was officially opened on August 7, 1975
and was torn down in April 2009. It is seen here in this picture during the spring of 1997.


Construction of the Scugog Township's new Community Centre, located on Reach Road beside
the Scugog Arena, was progressing favourably in June 1995.


Wanamaker's General Store, on River Street, 1999. This store was opened in the 1870s and at
this time was being operated by a second generation of the Wanamaker family.


Port Perry of today, doesn't look much different to what it did a quarter century ago. This 1992
photo showsthe businesses which flanked Queen Street have all changed - from left are,
Children's Den, Emmerson Insurance, Native Perspectives, Sash, The Front Porch,
Settlement House and From My Heart.


The Star Building, at 188 Mary Street, was constructed in 1990, and became home to the
Port Perry Star, the Star Office Centre and North Durham Professional Counsellors
during the summer of 1998.


Standard Trust, in Port Perry got a name change on June 24, 1991, when the
Laurentian Bank of Canada took over the historic 165 Queen Street building.


Port Perry Town Hall 1873, as it looked at the corner of Queen Street and Simcoe Street,
during the summer of 1995.


The Port Perry United Church, summer of 1995.


The Utica General Store, summer of 1999.


View of Queen Street, 1998, with Wagg Funeral Home, the Royal Bank of Canada, on the corners
of Queen and Perry Street. Also along this stretch is Hank's Pastries and Best of Things.


This plaza, built by Don Forder, had four stores and four apartments. In 1998, occupying the
stores are, from left, Don Forder Insurance, LJ's Hair & Tanning, Old Port Bulk & Deli and the
newly opened Subway submarine shop.


Progress on the West Shore Village project along Perry Street, Port Perry in October 1998.
The project was plagued by delay after delay since first being proposed March 1995.


Winchester Arms Pub and Restaurant was located on North Street in this 1995 photo.

 


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