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Time Period
1850-1975
City
Arnprior
County
Renfrew
Description
The second grist mill to be built in Arnprior, this stone building was built by Daniel McLachlin around 1850 and it remained in the McLachlin Bros.' …
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Alternate Name
Baird's
City
Arnprior
Province
Ontario
County
Renfrew
Description
The second grist mill to be built in Arnprior, this stone building was built by Daniel McLachlin around 1850 and it remained in the McLachlin Bros.' posession until 1935. Multiple millers operated the mill and in 1898 the company began to use it as a training headquarters for boy scouts as well as a boarding house. After 1935 it was used for multiple purposes, most notably as Baird's restaurant and coin wash, owned by Bill Baird. In 1975, it was sold to the Ontario Hydro company and unfortunately gutted by fire. Today, one of the original turbines stands as a reminder of its presence, along with a plaque.
Photograph by Charles Macnamara in 1903.
Builder
Daniel McLachlin
Time Period
1850-1975
Construction Date
c.1850
Physical Condition
destroyed
Condition Notes
Only a monument remains as a reminder of its presence.
Function Category
Industry
Function Type
mill house
Location
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Time Period
1867-1938
City
Arnprior
County
Renfrew
Description
Constructed in 1867, Mill No. 2 was the second mill built by Daniel McLachlin on the Madawaska river at the bridge. Called "The Little Mill", it was …
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City
Arnprior
Province
Ontario
County
Renfrew
Description
Constructed in 1867, Mill No. 2 was the second mill built by Daniel McLachlin on the Madawaska river at the bridge. Called "The Little Mill", it was smaller in size and output than Mill No.1, beside it. After the much larger Mills No. 3 and 4 were built along the shore of Chats Lake in the 1870s and 80s, Mills no. 1 and 2 slowly ceased production. All of the mills ceased operation in 1929 due to a decline in business over the 1920s. However, Mill No.2 operated again to saw logs for shipment to the J.R. Booth Company from 1936 to 1938. Its stone foundations were demolished in 1972 when Ontario Hydro constructed the weir.
Builder
Daniel McLachlin
Time Period
1867-1938
Construction Date
1867
Physical Condition
destroyed
Function Category
Industry
Function Type
lumber mill
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Time Period
1865-1938
City
Arnprior
County
Renfrew
Description
Mill no. 1, known as "the big water mill," was built in 1865 by Daniel McLachlin on the East bank of the Madawaska river. This was not McLachlin's ve…
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City
Arnprior
Province
Ontario
County
Renfrew
Description
Mill no. 1, known as "the big water mill," was built in 1865 by Daniel McLachlin on the East bank of the Madawaska river. This was not McLachlin's very first mill, however. In the 1850s, McLachlin was operating a mill he refurbished from the remnants of a previous mill built by the Buchanan brothers in 1833. It was water-powered and had a single saw which turned out one board at a time. When the Brockville & Ottawa railway was built to Arnprior in 1865, the new mill was constructed on the same site to produce much more lumber for transport to new markets.
With the building of the newer steam-saw Mills 3 and 4 in subsequent decades, the equipment in Mill No.1 slowly became outdated. In 1892, with Mill No.4 having just been built, it was deemed expedient to discontinue the work in Mill No.1. By 1905, the insurance plan for the McLachlin Bros. Sawmills & Lumber Yards lists Mill No.1 as a "late mill" repurposed as a storehouse.
Builder
Daniel McLachlin
Time Period
1865-1938
Construction Date
1865
Physical Condition
destroyed
Function Category
Industry
Function Type
lumber mill
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Time Period
1871-
City
Arnprior
County
Renfrew
Description
The steam-powered No. 3 Mill was built in 1871 along the southern shore of the Ottawa river, east of the Madawaska. It burnt in 1875 and a new mill w…
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City
Arnprior
Province
Ontario
County
Renfrew
Description
The steam-powered No. 3 Mill was built in 1871 along the southern shore of the Ottawa river, east of the Madawaska. It burnt in 1875 and a new mill was built on the same site, opening for production in 1882. It was equipped with the newest machinery of the day, including a 190 foot "Iron Bullet Waste Burner." With the construction of Mills 3 and 4, output grew immensely and the McLachlin Bros. were producing 60,000,000 feet of lumber in a good year. A newspaper article from 1923 stated that there was a downturn in business and that only Mill 3 and 4 were in use for a few months per year. The mills ceased operation in 1929. Its demolition date is unknown.
Builder
McLachlin Bros.
Time Period
1871-
Construction Date
1871
Physical Condition
destroyed
Function Category
Industry
Function Type
lumber mill
Location
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Time Period
1892-1936
City
Arnprior
County
Renfrew County
Description
Mill No. 4 was built in 1892, just 300 yards East of Mill No. 3 on the shore of the Ottawa River. Like Mill No. 3, it was steam-operated and equipped…
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City
Arnprior
Province
Ontario
County
Renfrew County
Description
Mill No. 4 was built in 1892, just 300 yards East of Mill No. 3 on the shore of the Ottawa River. Like Mill No. 3, it was steam-operated and equipped with the latest technology of its day. Mill No. 4 had a a 125-foot high "Iron Bottle" burner. It was the last mill built by the McLachlin Bros. Due to an economic downturn in the 1920s, only Mills 3 and 4 were still in operation by 1923. They ceased operation in 1929, and Mill No. 4 was finally demolished in 1936.
Builder
McLachlin Bros.
Time Period
1892-1936
Construction Date
1892
Physical Condition
destroyed
Function Category
Industry
Function Type
lumber mill
Location
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Date
1903
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-39
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Date
1903
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-39
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
View from McLachlin Brothers bridge showing McLachlin Bros. grist mill. Sign over door reads Arnprior Roller Mills.
Landmark
McLachlin Grist Mill
Notes
This building burned down in 1975.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
unknown
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior District Museum Collection
Description Level
Item
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Date
unknown
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior District Museum Collection
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 1B P0096
Scope and Content
Horse carts piled lumber along tracks in front of mill.
Accession No.
1993-0005
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Date
1903
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-1
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Date
1903
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-1
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Physical Condition
broken plate
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
M. McLachlin Bros. number 4 Mill on the Ottawa River at Arnprior taken in June 1903.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
1903
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-2
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Date
1903
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-2
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
McLachlin Bros. Number 3 Mill on the Ottawa River.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
1903
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-39
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Date
1903
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-39
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
Front view of the McLachlin Bros. grist mill taken from the bridge over the Madawaska River.
Landmark
McLachlin Grist Mill
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
c. 1924
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 16.5 cm x 12 cm
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Date
c. 1924
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 16.5 cm x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Caption reads "General view of lath and picket mill where eighty percent of the waste is made into merchantable lumber."
Accession No.
1999-0117
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Date
c1904
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 cm x 12 cm
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Date
c1904
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 cm x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Caption reads "Another View of No. 3 Mill Looking down the lumber conveyor from sorting table. The seven cabins house the electric motors that drive the conveyor. Each drives twenty nine rolss. Lumber moving at the rate of three and a half feet a second takes nearly five minutes to reach the sorting table."
Accession No.
1999-0117
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McLachlin Brothers Mill number 4, high water

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Date
1909
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-7
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Date
1909
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-7
Physical Description
glass negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
McLachlin Brothers Mill number 4 showing high water on the Ottawa River.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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McLachlin Bros. number 3 Mill, July, 1905

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Date
1905
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-4
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Date
1905
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-4
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
McLachlin Bros. Number 3 Mill on the Ottawa River at Arnprior taken July 1905.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
1904
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-19
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Date
1904
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-19
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
Dredge at McLachlin Bros. Number 3 Mill, Arnprior Ontario.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
c. 1924
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 16.5 cm x 12 cm
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Date
c. 1924
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 16.5 cm x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Caption reads "All the edgings, the slabs too small to be re-sawn, and the waste from the re-saw fall on a transfer and pass under the five slash-saws shown here. These saws, electronically driven, cut this material into four-foot lengths and deliver it to the main conveyor running full length of the lath mill."
Accession No.
1999-0117
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General View of McLachlin Bros. Mill No. 3

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Date
c1904
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 cm x 12 cm
  1 image  
Date
c1904
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 cm x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Caption reads " General View of No. 3 Mill Showing the conveyor carrying the lumber to the sorting table. The wing nearest the camera is the lath mill."
Accession No.
1999-0117
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General View of McLachlin Bros. No. 4 Mill

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Date
c1904
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 cm x 12 cm
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Date
c1904
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 cm x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Caption reads "General View of No. 4 Showing the lumber conveyor and a glimpse of the end of No. 4 sorting table. The motor houses in this case are hung under the trestle. the tracks in the foreground leads to the gravel pit where ballast is obtained for the thirty miles of track in the lumber yard."
Accession No.
1999-0117
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High water at McLachlin Bros. Number 3 Mill

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Date
1909
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-6
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Date
1909
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-6
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
View showing high water at McLachlin Bros. Number 3 Mill taken May 26 1909.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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End of Slab Transfer at McLachlin Bros. Mill

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Date
c. 1924
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 16.5 cm x 12 cm
  1 image  
Date
c. 1924
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 16.5 cm x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Caption reads "End of the slab transfer with the new Waterous-Johnson re-saw in the background. The transfer runs the full width of the mill, under the floor and picks up the slabs from two sets of twin circulars and two band saws. It then rises to the main floor-level and discharges at the re-saw."
Accession No.
1999-0117
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