Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie Plaque

North of Almonte, Ontario, on the east side of Ramsay Concession 8 and south of the Indian RiverMill of Kintail and south of the Indian River in the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area stands a plaque about the Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie.


This grist-mill was constructed in 1830 by John Baird, a
Scottish pioneer. In 1930 it was restored by Robert Tait
Mckienzie (1867-1938) the prominent Canadian surgeon,
physical educator, and sculptor, as his summer home
and studio. Born in Lanark County, Mckenzie graduated
from McGill, and taught there and at the University of
Pennsylvania. He served with the R.A.M.C. in the War
of 1914-18 and instituted a plan for the rehabilitation
of the wounded. Mckenzie is noted for his sculputure of
athletes and war memorials, including the Scottish-
American War Memorial in Edinburgh.

Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board