Doon Mills Ruins
Doon Mills ruins on Schneider's Creek, a tributary of the Grand river, in Doon, an old community in Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario. This grist mill, once a four storey building, was originally built by a Scottish immigrant, Adam Ferrie, the founder of Doon village, in 1839. Ferrie had originally wanted to build a gridt mill in Preston but failed to get the water rights from John Erb, just like Hespeler couldn't. And of course, the proverbial mill fire, the bane of these old mills, destroyed it in 1913. By the way, the Homer Watson house down the road nearby, was originally built and owned by Ferrie. Homer Watson, the renowned regional artist, bought it in 1883. Adam Ferrie died when only in his mid thirties.