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Oxford-Woodstock

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock! This year, the downtown cultural sites will host the Oxford Indigenous Advisory Committee’s third annual Fall Social Gathering, which will include children’s activities, performances and interactive booths.

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The coordination of Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock is being administered by the Woodstock Heritage Advisory Committee.

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Brickhouse Brewpub Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Brickhouse Brewpub

This brewpub and bistro – the Upper Thames Brewing Company’s second location – is housed inside an old pumphouse, the only remaining part of the Oxford Regional Centre. The Centre, originally called the Epileptic Hospital, was opened in 1905 and served as a hospital for the mentally ill. Today, the Brickhouse Brewpub offers a craft beer experience in rustic settings.

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  • Parking

Contact info

190 Fairway Road
Woodstock, Ontario
http://upperthamesbrewing.ca/brewpub

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Building type: Food and drink, Health-care facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Château la Motte Guest House Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Château la Motte Guest House

This 1895 mansion is a beautiful example of the Queen Anne revival style. The home, with an exterior of ruby volcanic stone, resides in one of the city’s outstanding historical districts. Thomas “Carbide” Willson, the inventor of acetenyl, built the home for his mother. Over the years, it has served as a nunnery as well as a guest house.

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  • Parking
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

210 Vansittart Avenue
Woodstock, Ontario
www.chateaulamotte.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1895
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Knox Presbyterian Church

This church is a fine example of the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. Cantilever trusses support the coffered ceiling of the main sanctuary. The organ, built by D.W. Karn and Company of Woodstock, was moved here along with the congregation in 1897 and rebuilt/enlarged in 1927 to incorporate 2,000 pipes. During Doors Open, musical interludes will be featured.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

59 Riddell Street
Woodstock, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1896-97
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mel's Fish and Chips Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Mel's Fish and Chips

Mel’s Fish and Chips appears to be an unassuming restaurant, but this building has housed a fish and chip restaurant since 1921 – the year that the large fryers were purchased from England. Note the green and white glass of the fryers – still in use today! – in paintings on the art deco-style walls.

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  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms

Contact info

360 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario
https://melsfishchips.ca

Architecture

Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old St. Paul's Anglican Church Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Old St. Paul's Anglican Church

This church was completed in 1834, shortly after the community was founded. Consecrated by Bishop G.J. Mountain, it was financed by Admiral Henry Vansittart and constructed under the direction of his agent, Captain Andrew Drew. During the Rebellions of 1837-38, the building became a temporary jail for prisoners captured by the local militia. Tours of the church and cemetery available.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

723 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1834
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oxford Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Oxford Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

The Governor’s House in Court House Square is the home of Ontario Ancestors Oxford County Branch (a.k.a. the Ontario Genealogical Society), Oxford Historical Society and Oxford County Archives (on the second floor). The original house, built in the Georgian style, was constructed in 1854 for the Governor of the Oxford County Gaol. Bring your genealogical questions!

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

82 Light Street
Woodstock, Ontario
https://oxford.ogs.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1854
Architectural style: Georgian

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parkinson Fire Station Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Parkinson Fire Station

The Parkinson Fire Station opened on October 1, 1974 with fire captain as master of ceremonies. The building housed the headquarters for the city’s fire department and aerial truck that the city had then just bought. In 2019, you can tour the newly finished expansion (offices, training facilities, reception area and more) and explore the 1920s fire truck.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1203 Parkinson Road
Woodstock, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1974; 2019 (renovations)

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodstock Badminton Club Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Woodstock Badminton Club

Constructed in c. 1856, this building was originally the Chalmers Presbyterian Church and later the Woodstock Little Theatre. In 1997, it became the home of the Woodstock Badminton Club (WBC). The WBC can trace its roots back 100 years in the community. The WBC site changed to a public facility over time; some athletes went on to become Canadian champions.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

310 Hunter Street
Woodstock, Ontario
https://woodstockbadmintonclub.org

Architecture

Year built: c. 1856
Building type: Place of worship, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodstock Museum National Historic Site Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Woodstock Museum National Historic Site

Explore Woodstock’s Old Town Hall – a National Historic Site – which once held Woodstock’s first public market, council chamber and concert hall. Serving later as the first firehall and police lock-up, the building became the home of the Oxford County Museum in 1947 and eventually the Woodstock Museum. Experience Woodstock’s history through their new permanent exhibits.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)

Contact info

466 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario
www.cityofwoodstock.ca/en/live-and-play/woodstock-museum.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1853
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodstock Museum Square Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Woodstock Museum Square

Museum Square has been Woodstock’s civic centre since the town was founded. During Doors Open, it will be the site of the third annual Fall Social Gathering, hosted by the Oxford Indigenous Advisory Committee. This gathering – open to all – provides an opportunity to experience Indigenous culture. It features children’s activities, performances, interactive booths, access to local resources and more!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

466 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodstock Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Woodstock Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Woodstock Wastewater Treatment Plant treats 22,000 cubic metres of water daily – equivalent to nine Olympic-sized swimming pools – for Woodstock, Embro and Innerkip. Built in the 1930s, the plant has been upgraded in 1956, 1978 and 2007. In 2019, solar panels were installed to generate 846,000 kWh of electricity annually. The plant already reuses thermal energy to offset heating costs.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

195 Admiral Street
Woodstock,, Ontario
www.oxfordcounty.ca/Services-for-You/Water-Wastewater

Architecture

Year built: 1930s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.