Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A little bit of history

We thought you might be interested to hear a bit of background about Galliott Studios.

Once upon a time Galliott Studio's was a fishing shed belonging to Jenn's Grandfather Thomas Galliott. The family Galliott used the shed as a fishing stage, and to store nets and lobster pots. Here's a picture of Pop Galliott! (He's the one in red)

The building itself is over 100 years old, The shop was originally across the road from it's current position on Water Street but in 1922 a huge fire ripped through Woody Point, destroying most of the waterfront. Many buildings were moved in the town to fill up the waterfront positions.

4 years ago Jenn and her dad transformed the building into an art studio and built the beautiful wharf on the back of the building. The back of the original building had been torn off by sea ice, but we like the new one better anyways!

Pretty neat eh?

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see a post on the history of the store!

    Love the dedication that a 5:25 am implies!