Old Stone Mill, Delta, Ontario

2007 NHSAO Conference Tour


On October 1, 2007, a number of delegates to the National Historic Sites Alliance for Ontario 2007 conference, held at Chaffeys Locks, visited the Old Stone Mill as part of a pre-conference tour. These delegates were treated to a wonderful tour of the mill, and learned a great deal about the history of the mill and the restoration work that was done in the early 2000s, from André Scheinman, the heritage preservation consultant who prepared the original conservation report on the Mill. Directors Mary Freiday and Anna Greenhorn were on hand to explain the role of the Delta Mill Society in operating, preserving and enhancing the mill.

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Mary Freiday, Delta Mill Society director and treasurer (centre, at the bow of the boat), did much of the local legwork for the National Historic Sites for Ontario conference - held at Chaffeys Lock (shown in this photo).  Way to go Mary!!


An interested group from the National Historic Sites Alliance for Ontario learns about the mill


Anna Greenhorn, DMS director and volunteer extraordinaire, describes the role of the Delta Mill Society in operating, preserving and enhancing the mill.


Anna's infectious enthusiasm for all things related to the Old Stone Mill commanded the riveted attention of the group.


André Scheinman, the Heritage Preservation Consultant who prepared the original conservation report on the Mill, describes the work that went into the restoration of the mill.


The visitors admire the beautiful stonework of the mill


Andre Scheinman describes some of the original problems, such as a large bulge in this wall of the mill, which had to be fixed.


Visitors head up to the 3rd floor to view the restoration work.


Andre Scheinman describes the type of restoration that was used inside the mill (in this case, on the 3rd floor).


It was a beautiful fall day, making this classic view of the mill, as always, simply spectacular.


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