Trivia on Niagara Falls’ past
(a little late, but still interesting)
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Here for your Family Day weekend reading pleasure are some bits and pieces from Niagara Falls’ fascinating past.
1. Back in 1898 you could stay at the “newly remodelled” Windsor Hotel on Bridge St. for $1.50 to $2 a day.
2. A century ago you could spend an evening playing billiards or bowling a few games in the basement of the McClive Block, a three storey building that still stands on Queen St. opposite city hall.
3. The history of Simcoe Street School dates to 1857. The school’s first teacher, C.F. Secord, was paid an annual salary of $450. He was required to pay $60 a year for living quarters at the school’s whether he used it or not.
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