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Corby Distillery
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created by Ferret on 8/22/2003 12:18 PM
last modified by Bman505 on 8/5/2010 5:06 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Two story brick building with older parts built in stone. Interior is mostly emptied of furniture but unmolested. One room contains hundreds of empty and unused bottles standing on the floor, quite bizarre.
Except for a couple of broken windows, this place is unvandalized and has no grafitti in it!
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Corbyville, Ontario
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    19th century buildings
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1857
    Closed: 1991
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  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
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    Corbyville was established in 1857 by Henry Corby, an immigrant baker from England, who founded a grist mill there. As it was common practice then to set aside some of the poorer grain for distilling, the industrious Mr Corby started a distillery, which quickly grew, becoming equally important as the mill in 1859. At some point in the 1870's, the grist mill was closed and the focus of the town became the distillery. A fire in 1907 destroyed most of the buildings, resulting in extensive reconstruction.
    After WW1, Corby merged with Wiser's, and the distillery produced Wiser's Deluxe Canadian Whisky and Canadian Club Whisky and many other brands until 1991 when it closed, the tax warehouses closing at the same time. A commercial town with no residents, the town died and is now essentially a ghost town.
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     Future Plans
    After the distillery closed, it seems there were plans to convert the property into commercial offices, and part of the building houses an engineering office, a post office, and the offices of Belleville Parks & Recreation, although both the engineering firm and BP&R now have moving notices on their doors, so the future of this ghost town is in question.

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    Corby Distillery
    Tue, Sep 2nd, 2003
    posted by Ferret
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/5/2010 2:07 PM.

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  • on Aug 5 10 at 14:07, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 5 10 at 5:05, Bman505 changed the following: Status
  • on Jul 29 10 at 8:28, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 29 10 at 7:37, Bman505 changed the following: Status
  • on Jul 29 10 at 7:33, Bman505 changed the following: Status, Web Links
  • on Sep 2 03 at 2:42, Ferret made this location public
  • on Sep 2 03 at 2:39, Ferret updated a gallery picture
  • on Sep 2 03 at 2:39, Ferret updated a gallery picture
  • on Sep 2 03 at 2:38, Ferret updated a gallery picture
  • on Sep 2 03 at 2:38, Ferret updated a gallery picture
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