Forbes Textile Mill National Historic Site of Canada

Cambridge, Ontario
Extiror view of the 3/4 of the building and front façade. 1991 © Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, CIHB (HRS-898)
Exterior view of the building
© Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, CIHB (HRS-898)
Extiror view of the 3/4 of the building and front façade. 1991 © Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, CIHB (HRS-898)Exterior of the building. Side view. © Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, CIHB - (HRS 898)
Address : 215 Queen Street West, Cambridge, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1989-06-22
Dates:
  • 1863 to 1863 (Construction)

Other Name(s):
  • Forbes Textile Mill  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 1986-SUC, 1989-SUB, 2005-SDC-117, 2005-SDC-121

Description of Historic Place

For a time in the early decades of the twentieth century, it was the largest woollen and worsted mill in Canada; 1863