Ferrier's Saddlery, 1887

Ferrier's Saddlery building in Perth, Ontario, c.1887

Ferrier's Saddlery was located at the corner of Gore and Herriott Streets. A copy of this photo appeared in the Perth Courier, Nov. 7, 1963, and the caption reads: "Perth Manufacturing differed greatly in the 'handi-craft era' when compared with what Perth boasts today. This old 1887 photograph was uncovered by Bert Ferrier and shows the structure his grandfather built in 1847 and in which Bert was born. The Ferrier block was located at the corner of Gore and Herriott and the photo is a sort of commemoration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. In this long-gone era, wool spinners, harness makers, book makers, furniture, wagon and carriage makers, foundries, cooperage and distillers were the main employers of labor. The builder, John Ferrier, came from Scotland in 1816 as a child and settled on the Scotch Line with his parents. Harness manufacturing was carried on in the building until 1919 when T. A. Code purchased the structure."


I found this photo on Facebook in either the Lanark or Perth FB group. I think it was posted by David Bromley, but when I tried to find the photo later to get more details, I couldn't find it. I'm sorry about the poor quality of the photo, but this is how it appeared on Facebook.

Can you provide corrections or other information?

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