Mount Forest, Ontario – My Top 5 Picks

Each photo I take that precedes a demolition, each photo I click before a natural disaster such as a tornado or a fire, is meeting this aim of mine of Saving Our History One Photo at a Time. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of the town in the comfort of your living room. Dream about what it was like to live in a mansion like one of these. Where would you like to travel to next?

Mount Forest is located at the junction of Highways 6 and 89 on a height of land near the headwaters of the Saugeen River.  In 1871, eighteen years after the town was surveyed, it had ten hotels, eight churches and eighteen stores; the first train came into Mount Forest later that year.

Prior to European settlement, present day Mount Forest was prime hunting ground for the Saugeen Ojibway peoples due to its location on the Saugeen River.

Gothic Revival, 2-storey bay windows, dormer between gables

230 Queen Street East – St. Mary’s Catholic Church – established 1863 – buttresses, lancet windows, dichromatic

170 Wellington Street West – Mount Forest Post Office – built in 1912. The timepiece for the clock tower was made in Birmingham, England.

Dichromatic brickwork, beveled dentil molding, pilasters

Tudor accents