Near Almonte in Lanark County, Ontario — Central Canada
The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie
This grist-mill was constructed in 1830 by John Baird, a Scottish pioneer. In 1930 it was restored by Robert Tait McKenzie (1867–1938) the prominent Canadian surgeon, physical educator, and sculptor, as his summer home and studio. Born in Lanark County, McKenzie graduated from McGill, and taught there and at the University of Pennsylvania. He served with the R.A.M.C. in the War of 1914–18 and instituted a plan for the rehabilitation of the wounded. McKenzie is noted for his sculpture of athletes and war memorials, including the Scottish-American War Memorial in Edinburg.
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
Location. 45° 14.774′ N, 76° 15.196′ W. Marker is near Almonte, Ontario, in Lanark County. Marker can be reached from Ramsay Concession 8 1.7 kilometers north of Clayton Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Mill of Kintail Conservation area. It is on the path leading from the parking area to the mill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2854 Ramsay Concession 8, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Tait McKenzie (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. James Naismith "Auld Kirk" 1836 (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Rosamonds in Almonte (approx. 4.9 kilometers away); Mississippi River Improvement Company (approx. 5 kilometers away); Former Almonte Post Office (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); The Founding of Almonte (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); Founding of Carleton Place (approx. 14.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almonte.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Robert Tait McKenzie. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Wikipedia - Scottish-American Memorial. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Notable Persons • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.