George Street (Morrow Building)

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George Street by John Climenhage, 2001-2005 oil on panel 8"x6"
George Street by John Climenhage, 2001-2005 oil on panel 8″x 6″

The Morrow Building was built by George A. Cox, who in 1910 was reported to be the second richest man in Canada. By the 1880s, he owned 10 per cent of Peterborough’s real estate; in fact “he owned so much land, that the Peterborough Examiner boosted him as the perfect candidate for mayor since he was unlikely to raise property taxes: Cox won that election by acclamation.”

The building next to it was known as the Windsor Hotel and later became a tavern known as The Pig’s Ear.

On George A. Cox’s corner of downtown by Elwood Jones for the Peterborough Examiner »


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