Huntsville Mill

WOOLEN MILLS OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Huntsville Mill

Hunters’ Woolen Mill

  • Lot 21 Conc 4, Ramsay Township on the Indian River.
  • John and Alexander Hunter erected a woolen mill in 1867. The mill was for sale in 1872 as the Hunters intended to move all operations to Almonte. The building was destroyed by fire on 27 Jan 1873 and by July of that year, the Hunters declared bankruptcy.
  • Robert Allan was operating a shingle and carding mill on the site by 1873, though the lot was apparently still owned by the Hunters. By 1879, Simpson and Brazeau were operating a woolen mill.
  • The lot was in possession of John Bowland by 1879. It was sold to William Bowland in 1879 and he operated the carding and woolen mill.
  • The mill was then sold to William Knox in 1881 (subsequently the firm was Knox and Carss).
  • Then it was sold to John Spiers in 1882 and operated by him until 1891.
  • It was in possession of William Croft and Sons by 1892 and still in operation as a woolen mill in 1907.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TEXTILE MUSEUM

3 Rosamond Street East
Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0
Phone: (613) 256-3754
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