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Industrial Centre Lofts

 
 
Industrial Centre Lofts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
1. Industrial Centre Lofts Marker
Inscription.  You are standing beside the Mae MacGillivray Building, which was renovated in 2014 by MacGillivray Properties Limited. The loft apartments have an industrial theme rooted in the County's history of coal, steel and shipbuilding. A 1916 book Pictou County Nova Scotia's Industrial Centre contains photos from a time when the county was booming. One hundred years later we are still relying on the infrastructure and labour from the people of that era, and the architecture and construction have not been surpassed.

(photo captions)
[left] Launching the ship War Wasp, Trenton, July 1917
[right] Railcar wheels and axles manufactured at the Trenton Plant

MacGillivray Properties Limited strives to preserve the architecture of Pictou County’s past. In our small way, we strive to help bring back some prosperity while improving the lives of our clients.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 45° 35.244′ N, 62° 38.673′ 
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W. Marker is in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in Pictou County. Marker is on Archimedes Street (Nova Scotia Route 4) (Nova Scotia Route 289) north of MacLean Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level at the southeast corner of the subject building, facing south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 Archimedes Street, New Glasgow NS B2H 2T5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Glasgow Town Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); New Glasgow Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); George Frederick Cameron (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Captain George R. McKenzie (about 90 meters away); Rev. James Drummond MacGregor, D.D. (about 120 meters away); Viola Desmond (about 120 meters away); New Glasgow (about 120 meters away); Glasgow Scotland (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Glasgow.
 
Marker detail: Hydraulic Forging Department – Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. – Trenton, Pictou County image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Hydraulic Forging Department – Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. – Trenton, Pictou County
Marker detail: Canada Tool & Specialty Company image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Canada Tool & Specialty Company
This factory was the most modern equipped building east of Montreal producing machinery, tools, punching dies and engines.
Marker detail: Eastern Car Company, Trenton image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: Eastern Car Company, Trenton
When operating at capacity, the Eastern Car Company employed over twelve hundred individuals. Almost every type of railway car used in Canada was made at this Trenton plant.
Marker detail: The Maritime Bridge Company image. Click for full size.
5. Marker detail: The Maritime Bridge Company
Located in the north end of New Glasgow, this plant was the largest structural steel and plate manufacturer for bridges in the Maritimes. It employed over 400 people during World War One.
Marker detail: Pictou County Electric Company image. Click for full size.
6. Marker detail: Pictou County Electric Company
This Stellarton based business operated electric street cars linking the towns of Westville, Stellarton, New Glasgow and Trenton.
Marker detail: Town of New Glasgow’s East Side Riverfront circa 1917 image. Click for full size.
7. Marker detail: Town of New Glasgow’s East Side Riverfront circa 1917
Industrial Centre Lofts Marker • <i>wide view<br>(looking north along Archimedes Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2019
8. Industrial Centre Lofts Marker • wide view
(looking north along Archimedes Street
)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   8. submitted on January 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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