This house was once the home of John Box Horrell, a leading politician and dry goods merchant. Horrell came to Midland in 1879, and opened a store at the corner of King St. and Hugel Ave., which sold an array of dry goods, groceries, crockery, shoes and boots, clothing and household furnishings. From 1883-1878 he acted as Reeve of the village of Midland, and was elected Midland’s first mayor when it became a town in 1878. He held this position until 1897. By all accounts a warm, kind and popular businessman, Horrell’s funeral procession in 1900 was attended by over 100 carriages and hundreds of pedestrians.
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would you have a photo of the Horrell house? The descriptive is the house on Fifth, but the photos are of the business on King. This entire tour concept is wonderful!! thanks.
Nicole: My name is Edward Hagen And I recently found a 2 cents aluminum token of The Horrell store on King Street. I have a cottage on 13 Waterside Drive Port Mcnicoll. I will take a photo of the house and send it to You. My e-mail is email@example.com. I realize that you posted the note 3 years ago. Hope to hear from you. Ed
Hi Ed. Our current curator is named Genevieve, but I am sure she would like to see it. You can send the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org