PHOTOlog | sunset on second empire SIMCOE

second-empire architecture, ontario, canada

Second-Empire architectural style – Lount’s Castle was the home of parliamentarian William Lount – built for him in 1877 at a high point in Barrie, curiously now called Valley Drive. For many years it was divided as apartments, now being restored (2015). Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2012

SIMCOE County | Vespra Township

PHOTOlog | mill in the valley SIMCOE

historical mill, water power, early Ontario settlement

Utopia grist mill outside Angus. An effort is underway to restore this mill. Just like an effort is underway to return Spring to this valley (it was green up top)! Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2015

SIMCOE County | Essa Township