Old lime kiln was important to construction in 1880s

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Old lime kiln was important to construction in 1880s

A 140-plusyear-old stone arch is tucked away in a pasture along K-148 near Brantford. The stone arch provided storage for barrels of lime in the late 1880s when the lime kiln, which is located just behind the arch, was in full production. Exposed limestone can still be seen there.

Old lime kiln was important to construction in 1880s

This old, undated photo of the stone arch shows the structure’s original length. Lots of the stones have since fallen away, making the arch much shorter. The actual kiln was built behind the arch in the hill, pictured in the bottom right photo. The valley is now littered with stones.

Old lime kiln was important to construction in 1880s

A tree is growing out of what was once the chimney of the lime kiln.

Old lime kiln was important to construction in 1880s

Decades ago lots of initials could be seen scrached on the inside walls of the limestone arch, according to Dean Seifert.

Old lime kiln was important to construction in 1880s
Old lime kiln was important to construction in 1880s

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