Building History

The Black Thorn is proudly located in a National Capital Commission building. This was once the home of Albert Thibert and his family. Monsieur Thibert was a nineteenth century carriage master (the mechanic of the day) who lived upstairs and operated his business on the main floor.

We are very fortunate to have two original photographs of Monsieur Thibert standing both inside and outside his carriage shop.

The photographs can be found in the main bar area.