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P. Burns and Company- Greenwood, BC - 1907
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 05.301 W 118° 40.650
11U E 377523 N 5438632
Quick Description: This Burns & Co. ad is from page four of the Thursday, June 6th, 1907 edition of The Greenwood Ledge. Pat Burns, the Alberta Beef Baron, bought this building at 301 Copper Street, on the corner of Greenwood and Copper Streets in 1907.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/23/2014 3:15:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQ4D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 1

Long Description:
Greenwood was just one of dozens of mining towns which sprang up in the boundary country of southern BC in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Pat Burns built outlets in each and every one of these towns of any size, a tiny few of which still stand. After being sold by Burns the building housed a variety of retail businesses but is empty as of today. That we know of, Burns Buildings are still extant in Greenwood, Rossland and Nelson, Nelson having been the area headquarters for Burns. P. Burns & Co. (later changed to Burns Foods) had by this time become western Canada's largest meatpacking company.


301 S. Copper Street
Greenwood Trading Co. 1897

301 S. Copper - Greenwood Trading Co. 1897 (Pat Burns Meat Market) Louis Ostrosky, a German immigrant, built the Greenwood Trading Co. in 1897. The building operated as a general store until 1907. In 1907 it was purchased by R Burns and Co. of Calgary, Alberta and operated as a meat market for many years.The addition to the left was built in the late 1960's. The sign Petersen's Grocery is from the movie "Snow Falling on Cedars!"
From the Greenwood Heritage Walk

Burns Bldg

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Greenwood Ledge

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June 6, 1907

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