Tucker’s store on Bridge Street was once the leading house in what they called luxury and influential trade in the early 1900s. By 1911 Tucker’s had been open for 6 years with what was advertised as a handsome and credible appearance in the local newspapers.
They carried watches, clocks, diamonds, cut glass, jewellery, silverware and optical goods. The store boasted employing only efficient clerks who would wait on you promptly with fine watch and jewellery repair also being done on the spot. Mr. Tucker himself ran the optical part of the business and eyesight was tested free of charge.
Tucker was reported as being one who tended to all business carefully and he had the latest and greatest for sale before anyone else in Lanark County had it. Or that’s what he said.
J. H. Tucker, jeweller’s stock mostly got out, insured in the *fire of 1910, but the building had fire damage so I assume his business was near the Keyes building. Tucker’s Jewelry store was located in one of the buildings owned by *A. H. Bell. They closed in 1912—-
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jun 1912, Tue • Page 9
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 03 Jun 1912, Mon, Page 1
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 18 Jun 1908, Thu, Page 3
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 19 Jun 1908, Fri, Page 1
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun