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James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

 
 
James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
1. James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Marker
Inscription.  

Aerial View of the
James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
ca. 1930

Across the harbour, in the present HARDY PARK, was a complex of buildings that occupied this area of the waterfront for almost 100 years. Founded by James Smart about 1856. Smart & Co.'s Depot Foundry was first located just south of the Grand Trunk Railway line in the north end of town. Moving to this waterfront location soon after, it was also known as the Brockville Novelty Works in the 1870s. Smart's Foundry was later re-organized and expanded under the ownership of John M. Gill. In its last incarnation, it was known as the Brockville branch of the CANADA FOUNDRIES AND FORGINGS LTD. When the factory closed in 1961, Senator Arthur C. Hardy of Brockville purchased the property, removed the buildings, and donated the land to the city for use as a recreation park.
 
Erected 2006 by City of Brockville, Heritage Brockville, and Brockville Community Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 35.17′ N, 75° 40.978′ 

James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
2. James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Marker
The trees in the distance are on the former location of the Smart Manufacturing Co., now Hardy Park
W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker is on Block House Island, near the west end of the pier. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4S9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Allied Airmen War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); RCAF F-86 Golden Hawks Aerobatic Flight Team (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth’s Raid 1813 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Buell’s 1816 Map of Brockville (about 120 meters away); Brockville Pipes & Drums (about 180 meters away); Blockhouse Island (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Blockhouse Island (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brockville Heritage Plaque Tour. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. James Smart Manufacturing Co. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. James Smart Manufacturing Co. Catalog. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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