1858 - St. Stephen Drug Store and Watson House

In 1858, the location was “Watson House” owned by Robert Watson. It was a very large 4-storey brick hotel, taking up a large footprint at the corner of King St. and Water St. (now Milltown Blvd.). The first recognized drugstore in New Brunswick, “St. Stephen Drug Store”, was established in a portion of the building.

The Watson Hotel can be seen on the left side of this photo.

Photo courtesy of Darren McCabe. This image was submitted to the Courier in 1985, by Bruce Robinson.

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