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...

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...

Our photographic artists: the Pelton Brothers

by Larry Loke Daniel Edson Pelton, born November 9, 1868, and Charles Cook Pelton, born July 12, 1876, found success in business by embracing the...

Vigorous encouragement

The story of Confederation had reached a dead end. New Brunswick had voted against the entire scheme, and, without New Brunswick as a physical...

Remembering farmers past

With the help of Kemptville Players, local students and a farm animal, Kemptville College was able to put together this historical farm picture at the College during the summer of...
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...

Kemptville College – Early 1920’s

The photograph shows two buildings that formed the core of Kemptville College in its early years. In the background is the renovated farmhouse of...

The Windows of St. James

by Doug Macdonald On July 25, 1880, St. James the Archdeacon Patton Memorial Church, designed by distinguished Canadian Architect William Tutin Thomas, was officially opened....

Kemptville Conscription crisis

The fact that Canada was nearly torn apart through the Conscription Crisis in 1917 can, at least, partly, be traced back to Kemptville! Although...
Oxford-on-Rideau Township Hall

A tale of two Buildings

by Tricia Habberjam The year is 1875, and Oxford Mills is a thriving community clustered around the South Branch of the Rideau River in Eastern...
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