The Mystery Homes of Lanark County


I am a huge fan of the Lanark County Genealogy Facebook page. There is always something interesting to be read, and recently I found this posting. If anyone knows about the house please do comment on their page.


I have admired this old house on Drummond Concession 2 since I first laid eyes upon it. The house sits vacant now. I would like to write its biography before it is demolished, or falls into disrepair. If anyone knows the history of the house, or knows of its future please leave a message on on their Facebook page.

We have so many homes here in this area that have such history, but we don’t know much about them. The house below is one of my favourite homes in Lanark County. When my kids were small we went there at least once a week to the ghost town of Heron’s Mills.


Herron’s Mills, originally known as Gillies Mills, is a ghost town in the municipality of Lanark Highlands, Lanark County in Eastern Ontario, Canada,near the community of Lanark. It is located on highway 511 between Perth and Calabogie, Ontario.

Businessman John Gillies established a sawmill on the Clyde River in the community in 1842 to supply lumber for construction in the area. The mill continued to operate until 1950. It was later purchased by the Herron Brothers, hence the name. Wikipedia


So this is another from the old 70’s files from The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum belonging to The Carleton Place Canadian photo group. Where is it, and is it still standing?

shaneShane Wm. Edwards found it! Thanks Shane!! Good Work- click here to read about Richards Castle.

Here are more pictures about our local castle just a step over Lanark County.

And More!

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

2 responses »

  1. Nice of you to feature one of your favourite homes! That house belonged to my Great Aunt Mary Storie. I spent much of my youth at that house, on the Clyde, and in the bush. She has been gone for a few years now, but I hope the owners have the same enjoyment there that I had over the years!

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