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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Waterloo > Roxton Furniture Ltd
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Roxton Furniture Ltd
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 Database Info
created by desertchick on 7/10/2008 8:03 PM
last modified by MidnightRaven on 2/4/2010 8:57 AM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
There are only a few buildings left!

-edit- its gone! will try to snag a picture next time i'm in the townships
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
2, du Lac
Waterloo, Quebec
Canada
Owner: Donald A. Gray-Donald
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1894
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    The Roxton Mill & Chair Co first establishment was in Roxton Falls, QC in 1904. In 1907, the company bought the immovables owned by the Waterloo Wood Co. in Waterloo and merged its activities in this one spot. As you can tell from its name, the company specialized in the fabrication of chairs. They produced 50 000 of them annually and sold them everywhere throughout Canada.

    In 1911, because of the evergrowing demand for that type of furniture, the company decided to expand its buildings. Between 1939 and 1945, like most of its counterparts, the company had to participate in the "war effort" by supplying the Army with most of its annual production.

    After the war and the economical crisis was over, the workers felt they had a right to claim their own part of what they had worked so hard for. In the summer 1948, a major strike was declared among many furniture factories : Valleyfield, Victoriaville, Coaticook, St-Hyacinthe and Waterloo. It lasted several months until the workers finally went back to work in mid September.

    After that, the factory started to make other wood furniture such as beds and kitchen tables. The factory closed in November 2005.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.radio-c...Roxton-Ferme.shtml
    http://www.tqs.ca/...t-plus----6804.php
    http://www.cyberpr.../5264/CPACTUALITES
     Future Plans
    Condos, what else! 50 houses and 60 condos for Montrealers and such. Should be finished around 2010. The project is called Quai des brises (Why does all the country condos projects' names have to be so lame??).
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    Desertchick's Solo Pre-Condo Visit
    Thu, Jul 10th, 2008
    posted by desertchick
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    November 2010
    Fri, Nov 12th, 2010
    posted by MidnightRaven
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 11/12/2010 1:51 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 12 10 at 13:51, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Nov 12 10 at 4:52, MidnightRaven swapped pictures 0 and 1
  • on Nov 12 10 at 4:50, MidnightRaven added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 12 10 at 4:48, MidnightRaven created a new gallery
  • on Feb 5 10 at 0:50, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 4 10 at 8:57, MidnightRaven changed the following: Status, Description
  • on May 5 09 at 16:25, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 5 09 at 6:07, MidnightRaven updated a story
  • on Dec 12 08 at 13:39, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 11 08 at 21:10, desertchick updated the main picture
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