des Fermes Mill

des Fermes Mill

The seigneurial mill was built in 1738 at the foot of des Fermes River's second fall. The flour mill was rebuilt on its ruins and expanded  in 1844. Unfortunately, it was torn down in 1962. This place is rich in history and came back to life following the devastating Irene storm in August 2011. It is a peaceful place where you can take in the des Fermes River.
Seasonal Operation
Website:  http://moulindesfermes.wix.com/moulindesfermes
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Moulindesfermesstjoseph


Farm Mills

A view of the mill's façade.

Source: Destination Beauce website


Farm Mills

View of the rear façade.

Source : Google


Unveiling of the Memorial Plaque

The unveiling of the memorial plaque during St-Joseph's 200th anniversary celebrations.

Source: Suzanne Poulin Fund, Marius-Barbeau Museum Collection (1st half of the 20th century, 1938)


200th Anniversary Memorial Plaque

The St-Jospeh's 200th anniversary memorial plaque was affixed on the mill's façade. A rumor says that it lies in the hands of a worthy person to protect it.

Source: Book of the 250th anniversary


Right Before the Demolition

This is a last picture of the des Fermes Mill before its demolition. The memorial plaque that had been affixed to its façade in 1938 and unveiled by Minister Albert Rioux during the second century celebrations was still affixed to it. Fortunately, this plaque was spared and is now in a safe place. This mill's site corresponds to the first seigneurial settlement in the Beauce area, since Lord de la Gorgendière had the first flour mill built here. Tradition demanded that an apartment be reserved for him during his visits at the estate.

Source: Farm Mill's Facebook Page


The Last Vestiges

The last vestiges of the des Fermes Mill currently found on the site

Source: des Fermes Mill's Facebook Page

The des Fermes Fall

The fall currently found on the site. Prestige, harmony and peacefulness emit from it. This is an ideal place to relax in a soothing setting.

Source: Destination Beauce

Extract of
Saint-Joseph-des-Érables | MRC Beauce-Centre Heritage Tour

Saint-Joseph-des-Érables | MRC Beauce-Centre Heritage Tour image circuit

Presented by : Municipalité de Saint-Joseph-des-Érables

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