Old Forge Community Resource Centre

Britannia Village History

Old Forge Community Resource Centre

Ottawa, Ontario K2B 5X1, Canada

Created By: Douglas T Stiff

Point of Interest Details

Constructed in 1832 by George Winthrop, this site served both as his blacksmith shop and family home. His shop was ideally located between the countryside and booming Bytown (i.e. Ottawa). The structure (modified in 19xx and 19xx) stayed with the Winthrop family for 133 years, until it and other adjacent properties were expropriated by the City of Ottawa. The building is a community landmark and has served a variety of functions both during its private and public ownership (e.g. also served as local post-office in 1890s, presently functions as a community garden and resource center).

This point of interest is part of the tour: Britannia Village History


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