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Click for full list of buildings on tourWalk north past the Kings Place Mall until you reach King Street. There is an interesting heritage building, or what remains of it, at the northeast corner of York and King Streets. It is part of the 1877 Edgecombe's Block building at 98 York Street. The original date is still visible facing York Street. Earlier Edgecombe buildings on this site were destroyed by fire in 1861 and 1871, but the business of manufacturing carriages, sleighs, wagons, and hearses just kept going. The horse-drawn conveyances were displayed along York and King Streets. In 1963, fire destroyed the third and fourth floors of the original and very handsome building.

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The final block of York Street before Queen Street has many small businesses today, with offices and apartments above. Much as it did in the 1800's. A Temperance Hall, with a distinctive mansard roof, and windows with round tops, operated in the middle of the block, at what is now a shop at 74 York Street. Retail shops were on the ground floor, and the Temperance members worked above to help people resist drinking alcohol.

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That's the end of our lower York Street tour. You may find more information, plus lots of great old and new photographs, from our website www.heritagefredericton.org. Once at the website, please send us your comments and suggestions. We'd love to hear from you!

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