17 Bridge Street, Sackville
The Cahill Block is a good example of the Main Street Commercial style of architecture from the early 20th century. It was originally an almost identical twin to the adjacent Fawcett Block. The two-storey building is constructed of brick and local stone and features large display windows and a recessed doorway. The renovations which took place in the 1940s as a result of the relocation of Mel’s Tea Room included the installation of a neon sign and the green Carrera glass. An entrance to the second floor allowed for an Art Moderne rehabilitation of that space while respecting the original architecture.
|This site is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places ; for fuller details see Mel’s Tea Room
This building is within the Town of Sackville Municipal Heritage Conservation Area A.
Perkin, Wray, ” ‘New’ Mel’s to maintain old-school feel,” Sackville Tribune-Post, 1 August 2012, p.5.