Thursday, October 27, 2016

Local Histories - a treasure trove of Architecture

     Thanks to my brother Kerras for always keeping an eye out for publications on Prince Edward Island history.  Here's two he recently picked up for me - these books are hard to find! 
     I'm an avid collector of these local history books.  Many were published in 1967 and 1973 celebrating the centenary of Canadian Confederation and Prince Edward Island joining Confederation.  Many community organizations, mostly the Women's Institute, compiled their history complete with photographs.  I collect these books mostly to see the architecture in the buildings - many which have been torn down especially schools, churches, mills, etc.  (the buildings featured on the covers of these books are all gone).