New Buildings in Almonte Summer of 1866

New Buildings in Almonte Summer of 1866

Judging by present appearances this summer will be a busy one for builders in Almonte. Among other erections under way and in contemplation are the following: Methodist Church

The new Methodist Church, which will be of stone, instead of brick, and will cost $8,000 or $9,000. 

Church Street School—

The Church Street School, at a cost of $3,175—contract price.

 Mr. J. K. Cole’s large new brick hotel and outbuildings, tenders for which will be asked next week. 

Mr. W. McArthur’s three-story brick building on Mill street, with two stores on ground floor, dwelling on second floor, and Oddfellows’ hall on third. Cost, about $6,000. -Union Street Towards Methodist Church

Mr. T. R. White’s new frame residence on Farm street, which, when completed, will cost about $1,000. Next to Mr. White’s the cellar for a double tenement to be erected by Messrs. Shipman Bros, has been dug out. When finished it will cost about $1,500. 

Mr. Robert Patterson will erect a fine brick residence—two stories and mansard roof—on the lot next to Major Macdonell’s residence, Elgin street. It will cost in the vicinity of $1,500. 

Mr. Norman Stevenson has put up an office for Mr. A. Bell. C. E., opposite the Registry Office. 

Mr. Arthur O’Hara is erecting a frame dwelling for himself on the comer of Martin and Princess streets. It will cost about $800. 

 Mr. O’Hara also has a contract for the erection of a dwelling for Mr. P. Dowdall, shoemaker, in the Mitcheson section. It will be veneered with brick, and will cost close on $1,000. 

Mr. A. France has just completed a new frame dwelling-house north of Martin street.

 last one standing

Mr. J. Jamieson. M. P.. has men at work putting up five tenement houses opposite the High School. 

Mr. R. Cameron has been making preparations for erecting Mrs. Dowdalls new brick residence on Union street. It will cost $1,000. 

Mr. Andrew Bell. C. E., will erect a $2,000 solid brick residence this summer.

laying the cornerstone at St. Paul’s-


In addition to the above quite a number of other new buildings are spoken of, and improvements to the extent of several thousand dollars are contemplated in connection with St. Paul’s Church

May 1866 – Almonte Gazette

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