Public consultation on the proposed Almonte Heritage District attracts a large crowd

Proposed downtown heritage assessment studyOn Thursday, October 14, the consulting architects.Watson MacEwen Teramura who are investigating the possibility of declaring a Heritage District in Almonte held a public meeting at the Almonte Old Town Hall  Homes and businesses within the proposed Heritage District received individual notification of the meeting and it was well attended. The architects  presented the general findings and recommendations of the study, including objectives for designation.

Residents were divided into working groups and the principal question was how large the Heritage District should be and how inclusive emerged as the key question. The study area covers the commercial core of Almonte, including areas in around Mill and Bridge Streets, as well as the residential areas surrounding Union Street North, Main Street East and Queen Street, and the residential area of Coleman Island.  The Architects presentation has been put on the Mississippi Mills website and is available here Downtown Almonte Heritage Conservation District Study Public Consultation 14.08.14

The participants agreed that another public consultation should be held.

There are a number of buildings in Mississippi Mills that  currently have a Heritage designation. They are:

  • Victoria Woolen Mill, 7 Mill Street, Almonte
  • Mississippi River Power Corp., 28 Mill Street, Almonte
  • Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge Street, Almonte
  • Old Post Office, 73 Mill Street (also National Historic Site), Almonte
  • Menzie House / Vetter’s, 80 Queen Street, Almonte
  • Keepsakes, 102 Mill Street, Almonte
  • Wylie House /Robert Prior, 81 Queen Street, Almonte
  • Barley Mow Building, Little Bridge Street, Almonte
  • Anglican Church, Rectory and Parish House, Clyde Street, Almonte
  • Doc Kelly Building, 77 and 77A Little Bridge Street, Almonte
  • Lanark Registry Office, 125 Brougham Street, Almonte
  • Thoburn Mill, 83 Little Bridge Street, Almonte
  • The Loyal Orange Lodge, 151 Reserve Street, Almonte
  • Agricultural Hall, Almonte Fair Grounds, Water Street, Almonte
  • Mississippi Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St. E. (National Historic Site), Almonte
  • Millfall Condominium, 1 Rosamond Street, Almonte
  • Thatcher/Roy House, 109 Princess Street, Almonte
  • Mill Workers Walkway, Bank Street, Almonte
  • William Thoburn House, 161 Union Street, Almonte
  • The Glen, 297 Strathburn Street, Almonte
  • 268 Country Street, Almonte
  • 249 Country Street, Almonte
  • The Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte
  • Mill of Kintail Gatehouse, Almonte
  • Woodside Mills, Lanark also known as the Mill of Kintail
  • Dr. James Naismith House, 4968 County Road 29N, Almonte
  • The Tannery School House, R.R. #2 Almonte
  • Andrew Toshack House, 2982 Ramsay Con 8, Almonte
  • James McLachlan House, 904 Quarry Road, Carleton Place
  • David Snedden Homestead, 2949 Ramsay Con 8, Almonte
  • Sadler’s House

Source  Heritage Committee, Mississippi Mills