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Belleperche Block

Every once in a while, I’ll stumble across a building I’ve probably been past many times without noticing.

One such building I recently noticed was this one, the Belleperche Block, built in 1914.

Located on the west side of Pierre St., just south of Wyandotte St. The street front retail remains vacant, but it takes you back to the days when you could find a grocery store in every neighbourhood.

Looking back through some old City Directories, the 1919 Directory lists the building as being home to the East End Meat Market. Living upstairs was Joseph Bennett, who was a manger of the local grocery store chain Mailloux & Parent.

By 1923 it shows Alex Allan grocer and butcher as being in the store front, with Mr. Allan residing on the upper level.

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