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Open house this weekend at reconstructed Potter Foundry

The public can take a look at the Potter Foundry this coming Sunday
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The Potter Foundry prior to it being fully reconstructed. Keegan Kozolanka/EloraFergusToday file photo

ELORA – Those curious about the restored Potter Foundry will get a short chance to take a look at it. 

This weekend there will be open houses on Saturday and Sunday to show off and commemorate the completed renovation and relocation of the historic building. 

Saturday’s events are invite-only with Elora Mill spokesperson Sara MacIntyre stating they are for those who have bought a unit at the not yet built Elora Mill condo and for local dignitaries such as politicians.

However, MacIntyre said the site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

She said there will be a band, refreshments, history and the restored building itself which has been two-years in the making. 

“The building really stands on its own, it’s built the same way it would have been built in its original construction in the 1840s,” MacIntyre said, adding the masonry work was done locally by BEN Stoneworks.

After this weekend, MacIntyre said the building will be accessible after the residences are built and the waterfront trail is completed. 

She said there will be some public use of the building available when not being used by the Elora Mill but could not elaborate further at this time. 

The Potter Foundry is located on Wellington Road 7 between Ross Street and the Grand River.

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