|early tiny square attic windows|
I had a ramble around Mallorytown, and picked up a local history (have I mentioned how much I LOVE local histories, written by locals, who give time and attention to the recollections of village elders?). This little book was called Fact, Folklore and Fiction: The History of Mallorytown. I got the impression the writer, David J. Wells, was being a bit coy about which was which.
|Peter Gibson tavern c.1850, said to have sheltered the infamous Frank James|
|half-round fan-lights proliferate|
|typical 5-bay Georgian, end chimneys, small windows|
And did you know that Mallorytown was home to the nation's first glassworks from 1839-1840...now if they could just agree on where it was! Passionate collectors and museums seem to have an appetite for the workmanlike ware, with the Mallorytown pitcher claiming special place.
|Mallory Coach House, c.1853|
So, my guess is, logging, given that a large numbers of the farms seem to have produced healthy crops of rocks.