Don Smith

The Last of the Last

The Last of the Last

2019 marks the end of an era; due to an evolving approach to training Registered Nurses in Ontario, the Cornwall General and St. Joseph schools of nursing in Cornwall graduated their last R.N.s in 1969. On April 4, 1967, sod was turned for the $3.1 million Cornwall Regional School of Nursing, located on the s.e. […]

 Don Smith

2019 Heritage Fair

2019 Heritage Fair

Annual Heritage Fair Heritage Cornwall will host its annual Heritage Fair in Center Court on the lower level of Cornwall Square on Saturday February 23 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Once again, the Cornwall Community Museum / SD&G Historical Society is pleased to be a participant.  The fair affords a great opportunity to rub […]

 Don Smith

Historic Cornwall General Hospital

Historic Cornwall General Hospital

The Cornwall General Hospital opened its doors on December 29th, 1897, two days after a ceremonial launch. A year later, a large verandah was constructed on the east side of the building, as seen in the photo. A few years later, the Colquhoun Memorial Home for nurses went up east of the hospital and was […]

 Don Smith

Cornwall’s Historic Army Training Camp Exhibit

Cornwall’s Historic Army Training Camp Exhibit

The 35 acre Cornwall Army (Basic) Training Camp opened on the Dingwall estate on October 9, 1940.  The camp was located between Marlborough St. and McConnell Ave. from 6th St. E. to about 8th St. E. When it closed in 1944, Lt-Col. Rodolphe Larose had put approximately 15,000 men through the 30 to 40 day basic training course as […]

 Don Smith

Historic Pringle House

Historic Pringle House

The southeast corner of York Street and Second Street West is a large vacant lot with York Street access to a small parking lot behind a Second Street law office. Years ago, two connected houses at 136 Second St W and 123 York Street graced that corner. The older, Second Street house, built in 1826, […]

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