Posted by: Kathy Krywicki
Jim Montgomery recently uncovered this artifact from a former Bank Street business: a 1927 calendar from A. E. Fairbairn, grocer, located at 1320 Bank Street, Ottawa South. Arthur E. Fairbairn operated a general store for many years on the west side of Bank Street, just north of the Billings Bridge. Arthur was the son of Peter Fairbairn, one of Ottawa South’s pioneers.
The original calendar was used as insulation in Jim’s wooden garage from the same era. What kind of local historical treasures might you have in the attic? Or garage? Or an old shoebox?
If you find such treasures, please share with us! Contact the Ottawa South History Project (OSHP) at HistoryProject@OldOttawaSouth.ca.