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Charles Lavin's Drapers Causewayhead Penzance

Bottom of Causewayhead, corner of Greenmarket; replaced by Midland Bank.This building dates from c1865.The stone setts are still seen in 1890.The Market Cross was thirdly placed about where the corner of the setts is seen in the middle of the road. Next door (now Andrewartha's) was included in Lavin's property and was originally The Three Tuns.

Charles Lavin's Drapers Causewayhead Penzance
treeve, Mar 21, 2009
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    • trepolpen
      Charles Lavin was also the owner of the Egyptian House, I believe.
    • treeve
      The Egyptian House (originally Hall) is on property previously owned by James Tregarthen, Master Mariner, of St Mary’s Isles of Scilly. The land and buildings were purchased 3rd April 1835 by John Lavin. The building was erected for John Lavin, shortly after. As to whether or not subsequent family members occupied Egyptian House, my last cover was for Frances and her son Edward in 1861.
      Thankyou Treeve. That puts a great deal into perspective.
    • treeve
      Welcome - I have a whole page on Egyptian House, on Acorn Archive.
    • trepolpen
      I must be confusing Charles Lavin with John Lavin. Thanks for clearing that up!
    • treeve
      Greenmarket; Preliminary list for later years.
      [a] c1865 Charles Edward Lavin drapers; c1910 John Polsue, Drapers had taken over the old Three Tuns property. c1922 Midland Bank
      c1900 Gerry Williams Ambrose Grocer; c1920 Sampson Jeweller; c1925 Harry Tobacco; c1935 J Warren
      [c] c1920 Taylor s Garage and offices; c1970 Jeffrey Florists.
      [d] c1890 NJ Hall and Sons Grocer
      [e] 1910 James Eddy Refreshment rooms; c1920 Warren s Restaurant with Star Tea Company at street level. c1945 Farmer s Industries, c1950 Devonport Trusteee savings Bank, Trustee Savings Bank
      [f] c1920 JJ Steven s Gorcer; c1925 Roberts Ironmongery; c1945 Stevens Grocers, also owned Pool s office premises. c1950 Tregenza s grocer.
      [g] Pool s Offices and White Lion Hotel.

      Any other clues, or corrections?
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