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"Dundas Mills"

Dundas Mills

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

Dundas Mills

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
In Dundas, in a park on the southwest corner of
Ogilvie Street and Governors Road

Coordinates: N 43 15.753 W 79 57.319


Plaque Text

By 1799 the Morden family had a sawmill near this site on Spencer Creek north of Dundas Street. They sold this property in 1800 to Edward Peer who built a grist-mill about 275 metres southeast, close to Dundas Street, and adopted the name "Dundas Mills". Peer sold the property in 1804 to Richard and Samuel Hatt and a partner, but by 1807 Richard had become sole owner. Then or slightly earlier, Richard Hatt built northwest of Peer's grist-mill the tall stone flour mill which stood near this site until 1968. The other mills were destroyed long before. The community of "Dundas Mills" became part of the town of Dundas in 1847.

Related Ontario plaques
The Founding of Ancaster
Dundas Street


Other Plaques in Dundas
The Desjardins Canal
The Dundas Town Hall
The Founding of Dundas
Griffin House

Hamilton Plaques

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