CARR MILLAR MCMILLAN BLOCK c.1868
31-33-35 Front St. South - GPS N43 07.443  -  W079 12.934

Historical Value
This brick building, built by Thomas D.Scott, a confectioner/baker, and Geo.F.Florey, a merchant and miller, displayed features of the Italianate style and used innovative materials such as cast iron and plate glass. In 1877 Matthew X.Carr, a bookseller, operated a stationery/musical goods store in the building. At one time it was known as Carr’s Block. In 1881 John Heaton bought the property; he became the steamship agent and continued to operate the stationery business.

In 1883 the property was purchased by James Millar (the Millar House) who sold gentleman’s furnishings and dry goods. The Millar family lived above the store. James died in 1905 and his son, David E.Millar managed the business for the next 15 years. Father and son were active members of the community; David was a Councillor and Mayor of Thorold.

The McMillan family owned the property from 1922-1960. Dr. Wm.H.McMillan used the downstairs for his office while the family lived upstairs. He was Thorold’s Mayor, and in 1951 he was elected MP for Welland riding. His son Don also a Doctor, served as Thorold’s Mayor.

33 Front St. South was used as Martin’s Book Store from 1948-60; the Ker Family operated Ker’s Book & Stationery Store and owned the building for 26 years; later it became Tatarnic’s Book Store.

Architectural Value
Although the exterior has seen many changes, particularly during the 1940's, the building continues to connect to the streetscape through its scale, business use and linear connectivity.

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Designated Properties

Allanburg Heritage Oak Tree
Allanburg United Church
Allanburg Village Cemetery

Beaverdams Burying Grounds

Beaverdams Methodist Church & Graveyard

Beckett’s Reserve, Duncan McFarland House,
Stephen Beatty House

Calcott-Walker House

Camp House

Carl, Misener, Bald Cemetery

Carnegie Library

Carr-Millar-McMillan Block
Carroll-Tracy House
Carter-Holland House

Chestnut Hall

Constable House

Decew Young House

Decou House Monument

Dobbie House
Dominion Government Building
East Side School Bell
Fire Bell

First Presbyterian Church

Flannery House
Fraser-McMann House
George Bouk House

Grenville House

Griffiths House
Kennedy-Ward House
L.G. Lorriman/Central School
Lynch House
Macartney Drug Store
Maplehurst

Memorial Park

Millar House
Millstone - Welland Mills

Moore-Lampman House
Munro House
O'Brien House
Old Firehall
Port Robinson Brick School

Quebec Bank

Robert Elliot House

Ross House

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Sir Edward Beatty House

Stewart House

The Stone Store

Trinity United Church
War Memorial

Welland Canal 2nd River Lock

Welland Mills