This is a new series that I will be working on as we move forward. It will feature churches found in the city of St. John’s.
Not long ago, I bought several copies of the magazine “Decks Awash”. One issue that I have, from January-February 1983, is dedicated to church buildings in St. John’s. For this series I will take a picture from the magazine, and then follow up with a picture of the church that I have taken myself. In a few days I will post the picture of The Kirk as it looks today.
In the theme of this blog, this will be an effort to “find” these buildings again.
"Women are drinking at St. John's Corner Tavern", Atlantic Insight, July 1979
This magazine article was found in an old copy of Atlantic Insight that I bought at a second-hand bookstore. It’s basically a snapshot of a bar in transition. Historically the St. John’s Corner Tavern was a “men only” bar. By 1979 it was admitting women but on a gradual basis. I found this to be interesting mainly because I did not know that men only bars were common. My experience, which is only recent, is that men more often go to bars to find/see women, not to avoid them.
The article describes the Corner Tavern as being on the corner of Hayward Avenue and Fleming Street. Today there is another bar in the same area called The Georgetown Pub. It’s shown below. I am not sure if this is the same bar as the St. John’s Corner Bar but it’s does inhabit the corner of those same streets.
The Georgetown Pub is located at the corner of Hayward Avenue and Fleming Street.
Found in St. John's in May 2011.
Part of an ongoing series on graffiti in St. John’s.
Found on Military Road in St. Johns in May 2011
This is the first in a series documenting alleyways in St. John’s.