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46 Church Street South
This house was built in 1871.

When the Bank of Montreal moved here in 1889, door on the right led to the bank. The door on the left led to the bank manager's residence.

(far right) From 1862 to 1889 the Bank of Montreal was at
84 Water Street South.

46 Church Street, St Marys, Ontario

84 Water Street South
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51 Church Street South
The house was built for David Howard Harrison, son of Milner Harrison who lived at
322 Emily Street .

After graduating from McGill University David Howard Harrison practiced medicine in St Marys until 1873 when he sold the practice to John Hugh Mathieson (his future brother-in-law, who lived at
109 Wellington Street N ).

He turned to the milling of flax and to real estate and in 1882 left St Marys for Manitoba.   In Manitoba he established extensive farming operations and the following year was elected an MLA for Minnedosa. In 1886 he was appointed minister of agriculture and in December 1886 and January 1887 he was premier of the province after John Norquay resigned.  

51 Church Street, St Marys, Ontario

100 Church Street South
This house was built in 1863 for James Eaton, older brother of Timothy Eaton.   The entrance porch was a much later addition.

Eaton became a Methodist and his house is opposite the church he attended (now the United Church).

(far right) The building where he operated a grocery and dry goods business until 1890 is at 149 Queen St. E.

100 Church Street, St Marys, Ontario

149 Queen Street East

163 Church Street South
This Queen Ann style house was built in 1900 for Richard Sanborn Box and his wife Josephine Shannon.

It is at 163 Church Street South next to the current St Marys Museum. Richard Sanborn Box was the son of Richard Box and grew up at 75 Queen Street East. His sister Mary married James Carter and lived at 67 Peel Street South.

Richard and Josephine lived in the house until just before the First World War.   Josephine left Richard for a bank teller at the Bank of Montreal.   Box continued to live in St Marys for the rest of his life.
163 Church Street, St Marys, Ontario