Camille Paré Sawmill

Camille Paré Sawmill

Built in 1919 by owner Camille Paré. Mr. Paré managed the operations throughout his working life. The mill burned twice, in 1933 and 1941. It was rebuilt for a third time and Mr. Paré's son, Luc, took over and followed his father's footsteps for several years. After that, the Paré family shifted to finished lumber production and, in January 1954, Luc, Gérard and Marcel started a wood turning business for manufacturing broom handles and other items. The business was called Paré et Frères Inc.

Source: Book of Saint-Jules' 75th anniversary


Vestiges of the sawmill

You can see here part of the building that was used as a sawmill in the 1940s. The railway was running nearby and made a stop to unload passengers or for logs transportation purposes.

Source: Robert-Cliche RCM


Overview of Luc Paré's Mill

Overview of the buildings and lumber yard. You can also see the family house where lived three generations of Paré.

Source: Book of Saint-Jules' 75th anniversary

Family House, 2016

Inhabited by François, Luc's son and Camille Paré's grandson, the family house is the only existing building currently on the premises. The others were torn down over time.

Source: Robert-Cliche RCM

Extract of
Saint-Jules | MRC Robert-Cliche's Heritage Tour

Saint-Jules | MRC Robert-Cliche's Heritage Tour image circuit

Presented by : Municipalité de Saint-Jules

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