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Title: McCarthy Milling Company, Ltd., Streetsville
Identifier: M477
Date Built: ca 1861
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Historic buildings - Ontario - Streetsville
Location: 1770 Barbertown Road

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Description: Aerial view of the McCarthy Milling Company, 1770 Barbertown Road. Conc 4 WHS, pt. Lot 1E . The first mill on this location was owned by William J. Comfort, who had a sawmill and probably a grist mill in operation before 1826. Comfort gave shelter to William Lyon Mackenzie during the 1837 Rebellion and was consequently jailed. In 1843 he sold the property to the Barber Brothers of Georgetown, who established the Toronto Woollen Mills. The original mill was burned in 1861 and reconstructed of Credit Valley stone and reopened.

During World War I it was converted to a flour mill. After the milling business declined in the late 1880s the mills were closed for some time, then reopened as the Oriental Textile Mills. In 1931 they were bought by McCarthy Milling Company. Photographs taken ca 1978. Presently owned and operated by ADM Agri-business Ltd. Listed on the Heritage Inventory.
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