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Biederman Lime Kiln

Located in: Renfrew County
Location #5470
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Location Owner:daaboots
Creation Date: 9/18/2012
Last Updated: 8/7/2014



Description
I don't know much about this place, but my brother-in-law called it the old limestone quarry. However, from what I can tell, the quarry just behind the site didn't have any limestone. Instead, it was white crystal like rocks with specks of what looked like mica.

Added by RogerM _______________

This is the Biederman Lime Kiln (title changed). The white crystals were calcite from the Biederman Quarry, and were roasted in the kiln to produce the lime.

When I inquired about the kiln, I was introduced to Harvey Peckzin, now retired from the township works department. It turned out that Harvey's father worked for Albert (A. A.) Biederman and his son Jerold (A. J.) beginning about 1929. At the time he drove a Chevy truck carrying the lime to Ottawa, and returning with the cash from the sale. The truck was upgraded to a 1931 Ford which was capable of 35 MPH, 5 MPH faster than the Chevy.

One day Harvey's father was robbed by highwaymen on a return trip. He complained to Albert that he was afraid for his life returning with Albert's cash. When he next reported to work, Albert told him he had purchased an insurance policy for him. He found a holster attached to the visor with a Colt 45 revolver, and a box of shells in the glove compartment.

The 31 Ford is still in existence. It was acquired by TerMarsh fuels in Pembroke and restored as a promotional truck. The last two pictures in my gallery (photos of photos, courtesy of TerMarsh Fuels) are of the truck as it appeared when TerMarsh got it, and the way it looks today. The truck itself was not available for photography, but may be seen every June at the Strawberry Social for the Champlain Trail Museum.

I could not determine when the Kiln was built, but it ceased operations in the mid 1930's when two huge iron lime kilns began operations in Eganville.


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Industrial



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August 2014
Biederman Lime Kiln
Created on:8/7/2014
Created by: RogerM
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Limestone Quarry 2009
Biederman Lime Kiln
Created on:9/18/2012
Created by: daaboots
16 photos


dropsix says:
11/20/2012 8:43:33 AM

Really cool. I'd like to visit. Is it hard to get to?

trailblazer519 says:
9/19/2012 4:58:06 PM

Awesome, love the old kiln remains..so much history in these places. Even the old trolly carts and oven doors are still there..you NEVER see that!..

riddimryder says:
9/19/2012 12:39:07 PM

Interesting place.

maureen e. says:
9/19/2012 7:40:24 AM

Wow! I wish I lived closer. Great fine and great pictures.

Golson Moldon says:
9/19/2012 7:19:20 AM

Neat place

kev7716 says:
9/19/2012 2:43:22 AM

Cool place nice find!

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On 9/18/2012 11:42:58 PM user daaboots created gallery : Limestone Quarry 2009
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