I hope you're all enjoying the archival photos of Beiseker from years past on the Village of Beiseker's Facebook page. Here's a few notes on some of the landmarks seen in the photos;
Crown Lumber was built on the site of the livery stable. It was replaced by another, larger lumber store later. It was located where Beiseker Pharmacy is now.
Beiseker Motors is located where Apple Pie is now and still stands. The building shown was built on the site of a merchantile/hardware building. That building was reported to be fire proof but it burned down.
The Royal Bank building sat at the corner of Main Street and 2nd Avenue where the Credit Union is today. The new bank building (now the Credit Union Building) was built behind it. After the new building was finished, this building was carefully moved into Centennial Park and has served as our Golden Years Town & Country Club ever since.
Frank Lount was Beiseker's first Mayor, and served as Beiseker's Mayor for 30 years! His home was behind the Big Country Mall building on Seventh Street. That house still stands. Lount Crescent was named in his honour.
There's a few notes on the history of our village. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos and learning a bit about our past.