Methodist Church and Cemetery, Clothier and James Streets

As so often in North Grenville, some of the more interesting and historic locations are now empty sites where once there stood the earliest...
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The devil in the details

By September of 1996, the amalgamation project seemed to be going nowhere. Although there were regular meetings of the Tri-Council Committee delegated with coming...

Squire Bottum’s House

It could be said that the entire length of Clothier Street west was the Bottum estate, as it was part of the land originally...
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The push to amalgamate

Looking back on twenty years of amalgamation, it is easy to assume that what we see now is what was always going to be;...

Odd Fellows Hall, 119 Clothier St. East

Built in 1859 by Joseph Bower, a leading merchant in the community in the latter half of the century, it was run by Bowers...

Merrickville’s Famous Woollen Mill

by the Merrickville & District Historical SocietyFollowing the American Revolution the first Loyalists arrived in Canada, settling first along the St Lawrence and then,...
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A Common Sense Revolution

When the Mike Harris Government took power in Ontario in 1995, it came as a shock to many. What was even more shocking was...

The Union Forever!

The people of Ontario have been wondering for many years whether the various oil companies serving up the fuel that keeps our cars and...

The Bell Telephone exchange, Kemptville, 1939

This picture of the Bell telephone staff was taken in the summer of 1939. Reading left to right is Mrs. Doug Sommerville (Bowen), Miss...

Kemptville’s Cold War secret

At the height of the Cold War, the Canadian Government took steps to ensure the Continuity of Government in the event of a nuclear...

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