28 Main Street This Victorian Building was erected by Hendrick Stroebel around 1877 and sold to his daughter Cornelia who was married to William Groom as well-known apothecary and photographer. William Groom ran his business here. He was sequestrated in 1872 and the property then changed hands a few times being bought in 1903 by George Parkes snr., founder of Geo.Parkes & Sons, Knysna and subsequently by his son Stephen in 1916, who raised the height of the second floor. The property changed hands again in 1943 when bought by the lawyer and newspaper correspondent, Herbert Tidswell. The family continued to live here until 2002.