Higginson Tower in the Gingerbread Capital of Ontario

Higginson Tower

Higginson Tower

In 1832, Thomas Higginson built The Higginson Tower to be used as a windmill for grinding corn and wheat. Alas, there wasn’t enough wind to power it. So in 1839 Higginson’s son, William, added the top and transformed it into a private observatory. Then, in 1866 it is reputed to have been instrumental in defending against the Fenian Raids.
Ah, history! It has so many stories to tell. I think it’s time to visit this tower and hear some of these tales up close. Maybe we will even hear the whisperings of some of its ghosts.
For more information and photos visit the tower on its own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HigginsonTower and then drive to Van Kleek Hill and see it in person.

This entry was published on October 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm. It’s filed under Architecture, Fun Finds and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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