Then came Kimberley's first Post Office building, a fine. brick structure to serve the growing populace. This was progress, true but a favorite land mark was lost - no more benches on which one could while away an idle hour.
Across the street, an avenue of cotton woods still lined Spokane street from Deer Park Avenue to Kimberley Avenue and it was on this corner that Mayor Swan and council had benches placed for the convenience of the public.
The benches soon became a popular meeting place, a land mark as it were. Here pensioners and old timers still gather on a sunny afternoon to reminesce.
The city looks to the maintenance and the placing of the benches in early spring and their removal to storage each fall, but over the years, the benches have become associated with the Bank of Montreal "The Bank Benches".
Now the question arises what becomes of the benches when the bank moves later this fall, to its new location on the corner of Wallinger and Spokane.
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