Above/Below: a door knob and plate from this house - Kerras was impressed with the detail and substance of the knob.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Dunbar House/Store, Montrose, PEI
This old house will be torn down today. It's located on the corner of the Centerline Rd. (Rte. 151) and Rte. 153 in Montrose. When I was young the house was owned by George Dunbar. Following WWII he operated a store from here in an addition to the rear - torn off years ago. The house has been much modified over the years, especially in the windows. The present owners offered to my brother Kerras of Backroad Folkart ( http://www.birchgate.ca/kerras/furniture%20show/furniture%20show.html ) to come in and strip out architectural features before demolition. He took out the complete stair banister ( I will get photo later), a few doors, door knobs, trim, etc. he said there were alot of square nails in the house.