Pieces of Brockville

To accompany our temporary exhibit, Pieces of Brockville (June 2018-April 2019), our summer student, Declan, created a virtual exhibit about some of Brockville's historic buildings.

Brockville has seen some stunning architecture though the city's almost 200 year history. But more importantly, each building has a story to tell which adds to the ongoing narrative of Brockville. While some still exist in their original form, other buildings have experienced large-scale change, and some have simply disappeared over time. Scroll through this virtual exhibit to explore some of these pieces of Brockville history. 

Beecher House, Henry Street
Beecher House, Henry Street

If you have been to the Brockville Museum, you will probably recognize this first building. Beecher House makes up the south side of the Museum, but was once the house/workshop of a man named Isaac Beecher.

Beecher House, Henry Street
Beecher House, Henry Street

Beecher House was originally built around 1815, consisting of this smaller section. The architecture shows us the types of houses that were being built in Brockville in the early 19th Century.

Brockville Public Library, Buell St.
Brockville Public Library, Buell St.

The Brockville Public Library has remained open for over 100 years, despite a few changes. While the library received a new addition in 1996 to include a second floor, the main section of the library seen in this photograph still exists, keeping the Carnegie Library alive.

Beecher House, Henry Street
Beecher House, Henry Street

If you have been to the Brockville Museum, you will probably recognize this first building. Beecher House makes up the south side of the Museum, but was once the house/workshop of a man named Isaac Beecher.

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