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...

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...

Local newspapers of the past

A viable local newspaper only really became possible with the advent of the telegraph from the 1840's, and the development of good roads and...

Kemptville Public School, 1873-1936

The B&H Grocery store in Kemptville stands today on what was once the site of this really lovely school. The Kemptville Public School served...

The Block house: a Rideau Canal icon

The Block house beside the Rideau Canal locks is one of the most iconic of Merrickville’s sights. Built 185 years ago, in 1832, it...

Parliament Hill

There are very few more potent symbols of Canada and Confederation than the Centre Block on Parliament Hill, with its magnificent Peace Tower, which...
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...

Merrickville’s lost legacy

The Anglican Church in Canada has had many publications through which it communicated with members of the communion and the outside world. In the...

John Walter Harris – the “Lightning Calculator”

John Walter Harris was born on February 26, 1845 in Oxford-on-Rideau Township. His family had immigrated from Ireland and his father and grandfather settled...

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...
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