Gibson’s General Store

Alexander "Boss" Gibson's General Store

Alexander “Boss” Gibson’s General Store, corner Bridge and Mill Streets, played a significant role in the life of Marysville. Built in 1863, the first floor was a general store. The second contained “Boss Gibson’s office overlooking the mills. The third floor was used for meetings, religious services and entertainment for the people of Marysville.

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The Mill Street commercial area reflects the paternal model of industrialism practiced by Gibson, in which company shops were provided for mill employees within the integrated setting of the industrial/residential community. Surviving buildings represent the commercial needs of a 19th-century community, and include residences provided for merchants.

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The Marysville railway station and Boss Gibson’s General Store, corner Bridge and Mill Streets, were built, circa 1886 and 1863.

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