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Location DB > Canada > New Brunswick > Sackville > Pickard Quarry
Pickard Quarry
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created by Jonnie B on 7/5/2010 12:41 AM
last modified by Jonnie B on 7/5/2010 1:14 AM
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Amazing ex quarry in Sackville NB, absolutely beautiful place to walk through
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
Quarry Road
Sackville, New Brunswick
Owner: City of Sackville
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  •  Hazards
  • water
  • haphazard bridges and trails
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1883
    Closed: 1979
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    The Pickard Quarry (at the end of Quarry Lane off Salem and Pickard off York St.) was opened in 1883 to obtain stone for the construction of Centennial Hall at Mount Allison. The original proprietor, Charles Pickard, was a stone merchant and later mayor of Sackville. The quarry had 25 employees and produced 5,000 to 8,000 tons of stone annually. Buildings constructed out of stone from the Pickard quarry in Sackville are:

    1. The original Royal Bank (some of the original pink stone remains at the left of the entrance).
    2. The Bank of Montreal, Moncton.
    3. The Royal Observatory, Ottawa.
    4. The Bank of Nova Scotia, Truro.
    5. Carnegie Library, Saint John.
    6. Legislative Building, Toronto.
    7. Customs House, Waterloo.
    8. Customs House, Halifax.

    Stone from the Pickard quarry was used in over one dozen buildings at Mount Allison. The quarry was finally closed in October, 1979, after stone was extracted to become part of the Roy Crabtree building.
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    The City of Sackville has decided to turn this beautiful place into a city park.

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    July 3rd Vist
    Mon, Jul 5th, 2010
    posted by Jonnie B
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 8/23/2010 2:17 PM.

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  • on Aug 23 10 at 14:17, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 21 10 at 13:37, Jonnie B updated gallery picture P1020550.JPG
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  • on Jul 5 10 at 1:35, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 5 10 at 1:22, Jonnie B updated gallery picture IMG_0555.JPG
  • on Jul 5 10 at 1:14, Jonnie B changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Jul 5 10 at 1:12, Jonnie B made this location available
  • on Jul 5 10 at 1:12, Jonnie B added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 5 10 at 1:11, Jonnie B added some pictures to a gallery
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