Merrickville 225:Those were the days

With talk of municipal amalgamations being heard in various quarters today, it is always interesting to look back to a time when the Township...

The Salvation Army Hall, Water Street, Kemptville

Many people in North Grenville will remember this building as the Sears Store; but long before the catalogues brought stoves and clothes to the...

10 Water Street, Oxford Mills, Ontario

Every house has story: a tale of families who built it, lived in it, raised families and filled it with life. The house in...

Canada Day History

Canada Day has become such a central part of the Canadian year that it is easy to forget that it is a very recent...

Newspapers and Confederation

In the 1860's, there was no consistent reporting of the debates in the Legislatures of British North America, so, when Confederation was being debated...

Kingdom of Canada

Right up until the very last days before Confederation was enshrined in legislation in the British Parliament, there was still disagreement about what the...

Leahurst House, Kemptville Campus

Here is a building that predates most buildings in North Grenville, but is almost unknown, except to children! Today, it is the home of...

Orlando Bush: Genesis and Exodus

In the last years of the Nineteenth Century, a strange exodus took place, residents of Kemptville and surrounding area moved in large numbers to...

The Advance Building 206 Prescott Street

Until around 1900, the lots on the west side of Prescott Street south of the Asa Street junction were part of the Anderson &...

Union Bank building, Prescott Street, Kemptville

This is now the location of Mr. Mozarella Pizza, but it has a long and colourful history. Kernahan & Wood opened a store along this...

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