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Common Name Riverside Auction Hall & Dance Pavillion
Municipal Address 192 Front Street W. Hastings, ON

Building Demolished No
Postal Code K0L 1Y0
Neighbourhood Hastings
Local Municipality Trent Hills
Province Ontario
Construction Date 1939
Type of Recognition Historic Building or Structure
(no formal recognition)
Project Name Doors Open Northumberland
Building Historic Use Leisure Auditorium, Cinema or Nightclub
Building Current Use Commerce/Commercial Services Establishment
Building Form
Massing Units Single Detached Single Detached
Plan Irregular Irregular
Wings Either Side Either Side
Storeys One One
Main Exterior Wall
Basement / Foundation Wall Material Stone Stone,     Other
Wood Finish Clapboard Clapboard
Roof shape and Detail
Roof Type Salt Box Salt Box
Roof Surface Material Metal Metal
Typical Window
Structural Opening Pointed/Arched Pointed/Arched
Special Pane Arrangment - Double-Hung 2/2 2/2
Main Entrance
Structural Opening Pointed/Arched Pointed/Arched
Entrance Stair Ground Floor Ground Floor
Main Porch Recess Recess
Property Features
Landscape Water Water,     Other
Landscape other Parking area in front
Architect N/A
Notes on Context Built in 1939, the Riverside Dance Pavilion was home to big bands, country dance bands and later rock and roll performers. Bought by an auctioneer in 1977, it was converted into an auction hall – but still hosts occasional community dances. Auctions are currently held on Tuesday evenings. Dance, when a group organizes and event on the original sprung wooden floor.
Sources Doors Open Northumberland, Skye Morrison
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Auction Night at the Riverside
Auction Night at the Riverside. © Photo: Roger Warren, Hastings, ON
Regular auctions are held at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings at the Riverside.

George Potter Band Circa 1960 played at the Riverside
George Potter Band Circa 1960 played at the Riverside. © Alice Potter, Sandy Flats Sugar Bush, Warkworth, ON

Last updated 2013-11-01 14:11:01.427
Group Public Entries
Added By Skye Morrison
Date Added April 23, 2013
Last Modified By HRC Admin
Date Last Modified May 1, 2013
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