Jones Building, Clothier and Sanders Streets, Kemptville

This building has a long and varied history. It was built by Francis Jones, a teacher and land surveyor whose family had moved here...

“Discover the story behind every door” Maplewood Hall, Oxford Mills

Maplewood Community Hall has been at the centre of life in the hamlet since it first opened as a school in 1875. In its...

Kemptville Business Directory:

This is, in fact, quite a selective list of businesses which were operating in the North Grenville area in the 1860's. A much fuller...
The NG Times Newspaper

Success or failure?

An era came to an end along with the last days of 1997. The South Gower Council met for the last time on December...

Grahame’s Bakery

Grahame’s Bakery was originally the site of a house built by Asa Clothier in the 1820's, and was at the centre of what was...

Clothier Hotel, 9 Water Street, Oxford Mills

Here is a building that no-one but older residents from Oxford Mills will recognise. It was constructed c 1835 of timber frame and served...

Echoes of Kemptville past

by Melanie LowOne of my hobbies that was boxed up and put in storage when baby raising started was a curiosity for tracking inscriptions...
The NG Times Newspaper

Dead man saves three

By Lyle DillabroughOne of the most bizarre events ever to occur in the Ottawa Valley happened on Nov 12, 1912 on Lake Kamaniskeg near...

Who was Dorothy Dumbrille?

By Doug MacDonaldIn 1908 eleven year old Dorothy, with her parents Rupert and Minnie, siblings Miriam, John, Helen and Oscar moved to Kemptville and...

The Kemptville Hotel

Although it was generally known as a hotel, this building dates from 1861, and only served as a hotel for a few decades from...

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