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Rosamond Woolen Company

Rosamond Woolen Company

Photos by Colin Old - Posted January, 2018

Rosamond Woolen Company

The County of Lanark
The Town of Mississippi Mills
In Almonte, on an island in the Mississippi River
on the north side of Rosamond Street East
just west of Mary Street
north of Main Street West (Road 49)

Coordinates: N 45 13.674 W 76 11.990


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Plaque Text

Between 1840 and 1870 woolen manufacturing emerged as a major Canadian industry. Mills were built in areas such as the Mississippi Valley, where waterpower, labour and wool supplies were abundant. James Rosamond built mills at Carleton Place and Almonte in the 1840s and 1850s. His sons, Bennett and William, began this much larger mill in 1866, in partnership with George Stephen of Montréal. For the next 40 years it was one of the largest, most progressive mills in Canada. The main building's nearly flat roof, stair tower and fenestration are characteristic of late 19th century textile mills in Canada.

Related Ontario plaque
The Rosamonds in Almonte

Related Toronto plaque
Standard Woollen Mills Building



Other Plaques in Almonte
The Founding of Almonte
The Rosamonds in Almonte
Former Almonte Post Office

Mississippi Mills Plaques

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