Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Glenwood Pond and Dam

     Here's a nice property at Glenwood Pond and dam in the small rural community of Glenwood at the corner of Route 14 and the Hamilton Rd (Rte. 139).
     The pond is on the Big Pierre Jacques River - there was a grist mill here owned by the Gorrills.
     The large 2-storey house is owned by the Boulter family.  The house is in the Second Empire style and likely built in the early 1900's.  The house has been nicely cared for.  The photo cf. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=764234390318500&set=a.764234846985121.1073741826.100001958393261&type=1&theater
     There is a long Acadian history in this area which is recorded in the book, History of the Brae.  In Meacham's 1880 Atlas of Prince Edward Island, it notes this community of Glenwood called Pierre Jacques.  The atlas show M. Gorrill here with Grist Mill and Saw Mill on 9-acres.

Showing approximate location of cemetery
     The Cumin's 1928 Atlas of Prince Edward Island show Roger Currie living here with 10 acres.  It notes his occupation as S. Milling with the following children: John, Mary-Jane, May, Maggie, Florence, Violet and Pearl.
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     Coincidentally I was going through some old photos the other day and found these photos of this house taken in June 2002 when I toured around Glenwood, West Point, Knustford, etc.  The house has had much work done to it.
It's amazing to see the ridge detailing on this house!

1 comment:

  1. I recently visited lovely Glenwood Pond and added the location to the openstreetmap world project map of the world. You can see what I added at http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/46.64572/-64.31961
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