Isaac J. Gould Oatmeal Kiln
The Isaac J. Gould Oatmeal Kiln was used to power the Oatmeal Mill that was built by Isaac J. Gould on the north shore of Elgin Pond (then known as Park Pond). You can see the Kiln, which is still standing today, to the left of the mill in the above photo. The mill was built in 1887 on the former site or Joseph Gould’s woollen and saw mill which was destroyed by fire 1886. The mill was briefly operated as a woollen and saw mill before it was converted to grind oats. In the mid 1950s the mill was condemned and collapsed in 1957.
The following two photos show the Kiln as it appears today. It has been converted to a home.
Learn more about the Oatmeal Mill, the Kiln and Elgin Pond in our Uxbridge History Blog.
Uxbridge The First 100 Years by: J. Peter Hvidsten