Historic Scone Shire 2000 Calendar: Dennewald’s Store
Featured Image: Dennewald’s Store
Alfred Dennewald’s store was in business from the middle of the 1890s into the first two decades of the 20th century. The store sold groceries, small general items and some green groceries. Alfred was assisted not only by his wife but other members of his family, Eric, Myra, Edith and Reginald.
Alfred Dennewald is standing on the right of the photograph with the dark horse. The man on his left with his arm around the grey horse is thought to be Scott Johnston. Jim Dennewald was also in business and used to travel around the town in a horse-drawn vehicle. He kept his horse in the then empty paddock opposite the store.
In more recent years the store was known as Potter Macqueen, retailing giftware. With proposed expansion of the nearby Bi-Lo supermarket, the building was to be demolished. Instead it was bought by Jim and Adi Ritchie. On February 14, 1999 they relocated the building to their property at the northern end of Scone to be restored to its former glory for domestic purposes.