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Lauriente's Dry Goods - Trail, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 05.845 W 117° 43.109
11U E 447551 N 5438533
Quick Description: The Lauriente Building is at 690 & 730 Rossland Avenue in "The Gulch" area of West Trail.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/16/2012 1:02:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMFY7G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
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Long Description:
This building was built in 1904 by Camille Lauriente, who arrived in Trail at the turn of the century. Lauriente's Clothing Store is said to be the first brick building built in the Trail area. The front steps are made of marble tile.

The grocery building, adjacent on the east side, was of wood frame construction with a brick skin and was built along with the clothing store. Owned and managed by Fred Lauriente, it was the first store to import groceries directly from Europe to Trail. The store is reputed to have had the first plate glass window in Trail. In 1913 a large addition was completed.

The building has hosted several businesses through the years and is presently the home of the local Salvation Army Community Services.
Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Historic Site or Building Marker

Describe the parking that is available nearby: Street parking

What Agency placed the marker?: City of Trail Historical Society

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