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March 16, 2017

Priest’s Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Priest's Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Priest’s Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

This stone building found in the town of Alexandria was built in 1819 by Father Alexander Macdonnell and came to be known as the Priest’s Mill.

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March 10, 2017

Washago Grist Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Washago Grist Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Washago Grist Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

The mill was built in Washago by Abial Marshall in 1873 and operated as a gristmill until 1970. It is currently a private residence.

 

Washago Grist Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Washago Grist Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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February 8, 2017

American Standard: Ontario’s Old Mills

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American Standard: Ontario's Old Mills

American Standard: Ontario’s Old Mills

Built in 1847, at one time it was owned by Jacob Hespeler. It has had various uses including flour and wool milling. It currently is being renovated as condominiums.

 

American Standard: Ontario's Old Mills

American Standard: Ontario’s Old Mills

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January 31, 2017

Baldwin Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Baldwin Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Baldwin Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

This mill was brought from Keswick to the village of Baldwin and built piece by piece. It was completed in 1883 and operated as a gristmill. It is now a private residence.

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January 24, 2017

Merrickville Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Merrickville Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Merrickville Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

This complex of ruins beside the Rideau canal in Merrickville includes the remains of five mills all dated to about 1860.

 

Merrickville Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Merrickville Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

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January 14, 2017

Thornbury Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Thornbury Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Thornbury Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Perhaps built about 1880 in Thornbury, it took advantage of the water power supplied by the Beaver River. It is currently a restaurant.

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January 6, 2017

Aberfoyle Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Aberfoyle Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Aberfoyle Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

This mill in the village of Aberfoyle was built in 1859 by George McLean, a Sottish immigrant and functioned as a gristmill until the 1920s.

 

Aberfoyle Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Aberfoyle Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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December 31, 2016

Mildmay Chopping Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Mildmay Chopping Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Mildmay Chopping Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Built as a feed mill in the town of Mildmay around 1900.
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