Friday, June 15, 2018

Harry Scott Drafted, Closed up Shop 100 Years Ago

Exactly 100 years ago today, Harry Scott and Charles Piper announced they were closing the store.

Closing out Sale, June 15th, 1918
They'd been drafted and ordered to report June 30th for Vancouver Barracks.

Drafted with orders to report June 30th
June 18th, 1918
As it happens,  the Armistice was signed on November 11th, and Scott didn't stay in the Service for very long.

Returned from the Service, February 6th, 1919
According to a 1965 profile, he reopened the shop on February 11th. This time he was the sole proprietor, and Charles Piper went on to something else.

Significantly for us, the storefront on State Street by the alley was no longer available, and he reopened just around the corner in today's location (though not the same building) of Scott's Cycle, at 147 Commercial St. SE.

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