The Leach Blacksmith Shop and Banks Bros Livery Stable

The Leach, Blacksmith Shop On the south-east corner of Asa and Thomas is the parking lot, an empty space which was once, and for decades,...
The White House Hotel, Corner of Clothier and Prescott Streets

The White House Hotel

The White House Hotel, Corner of Clothier and Prescott Streets The White House Hotel was built by Nathaniel Fenton in the mid-1830's. Fenton was also...

Maley Block / Rotary Park

Maley Block / Rotary Park, Corner of Clothier and Prescott Streets Where Rotary Park is today, was once another major centre of commerce and activity...
The NG Times Newspaper

All the latest news from 1865

by Doug Hendry and David Shanahan Kemptville only got its first newspaper in 1855, and it only lasted a few years. A second paper arrived...

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...

The Vanishing People

In Canadian history, there is a fascinating period between the immediate pre-contact period and the arrival of the first Europeans. Archaeology can tell us...
G. Howard Ferguson

G. Howard Ferguson: 2. The young politician

Once the 24 year-old, newly qualified lawyer moved back to Kemptville following the death of his last surviving brother in 1894, G. Howard Ferguson...

A quiet green spot in Kemptville

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

G. Howard Ferguson 1: Wild young man

In a series on Sons and Daughters, it is impossible not to notice G. Howard Ferguson. This local boy made good was Ontario’s ninth...

An Easter Oratorio?

Performances of Handel’s great Oratorio, “Messiah”, has become a traditional Christmas favourite in recent decades, but that is not how it was first celebrated....

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