Description: View looking up Albert Street towards houses on the hill above Upper Albert Street. On the lefthand side of the street in the foreground are the premises of Archibald Burns, grocer. On the opposite side of the street (at an intersection) are the premises of Gillespie & Burns [should read THOMS]. Identifiable buildings further down the street are the Queen's Hotel (F Grubb) and at the end of the street the office of the Evening Star. In the foreground, standing on the road and looking at the photographer are two little girls and a boy with a pram. Photograph taken ca 1900 by William Arthur Price.
Source: Ref: 1/2-001170-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23135698
Below, F Grubb's name proudly adorns the entrance to the Queen's Hotel. Francis Grubb was publican at the hotel from 1907 to at least 1927. The Evening Star office is near the Pollen Street corner, staff inside busy no doubt with another edition of the newspaper.
What a difference one hundred years makes - pause and think what an important and vibrant street, Albert Street, Grahamstown was. Today businesses still operate from the street, but the important thoroughfare and meeting place is long gone. Time moves on...
Source: Google maps
See the Pre 1930 Business Register & Street Directories at The Treasury