Monday 9 December 2013

Stone masons in Lanark County, renos and restaurants

I did mention we ate lunch out twice last week! Here is the second place we visited: The Masonry. The first was Generations Inn, a 100-year-old building!

It is a relatively new place in town, just opened up in September, which is fun. We pass by it whenever we go to our optometrist and we watched the workers as they renovated, and rebuilt.

There is nothing like the sound of hammers, with people looking after or refurbishing an old building. Most of these old buildings date back to 1816-17, when the town was settled.

I grew up in downtown Toronto, and our family home was about 150 years old at the time, the street named after a distant family member (Walker). My parents lived there from 1945 - 1991!

These buildings are very much influenced by the Scottish and Irish stone masons who were hired to do the work. Our local college teaches folks how to build and/or repair these buildings, as it is quite an art.

Yummy Lamburger and fries!
They've stripped the walls down to the brick.
It feels comfortable, but nicely appointed inside.
8 Wilson St. E.
Lovely doors.
The sedimentary limestone is ubiquitous
in Lanark County!

You can see them working to repair the old Perth Museum stone wall <= here and => in this post.

There is a large parking lot in Perth.
The mural decorates one of the buildings.

Outdoor patio at another restaurant!

This fabulous wall is in Carleton Place.

Many come to Perth for weddings!
The stone work a fine background.

Love the bridge stone work - Tay River

This building dates 1872

The Tay runs through it!
This decorates Algonquin College grounds!

This is a newly-opened antique store.
Our World Tuesday - more worlds here.
Antique store in Lombardy for sale!
You can see how many buildings have an addition.


Billy Blue Eyes said...

See what you mean about the stonework, it's like looking at the buildings and brickwork round where I live in the UK

Anonymous said...

Wonderful series of shots ~ amazing stone work ~ thanks, carol, xxx

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the brickwork on the inside of the Masonry. Very nice.

Powell River Books said...

I love exposed red brick inside a building. To me it looks so cozy. A lot of brick buildings collapsed in California due to earthquakes, but those that survived and were reinforced can still be found. In Powell River, wood was the choice for building materials. Guess that makes sense because of its availability. But I do miss a nice brick building. - Margy

eileeninmd said...

I love the brick wall in the restaurant. How was the lamb-burger? Lovely tour of the city, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

Red said...

The stone buildings are what we prairie guys notice when we visit Ontario.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful old city so much history along with your good meal!

Indrani said...

The stone work is indeed amazing. Great series.