Ormesher’s Complete Food Market

At the northeast corner of Main and Ryman, from the early 1950s until the 1990s, there was a a small gravel parking lot flanked on the east by a number of old buildings that were later torn down to make way for a city parking garage.  If you ever wondered what might have been there before the little lot, it was a grocery store, Ormesher’s Market (which evidently had replaced an earlier business known as Deschamps Imports).

Ormesher's Grocery

 

That small parking lot was what became of the building site after a catastrophic fire consumed Ormesher’s in December 1952.

Ormesher fire after

 

 

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