Skilled craftsmanship of the early stonemasons is evident in the picturesque town of Perth, Ontario. Evidence of their enduring skill can be seen in the beautiful limestone buildings lining the streets of this quaint, yet elegant, small town. One such building is Code's Mill. Situated at the centre of town, this prominent structure dominates the corner of Herriott and Wilson Streets. The stunning building is one of Perth's most significant landmarks.
Code’s Mill, a designated historic site represents over 150 years of manufacturing activity. The building was home to Code Felt, a wool and felt production complex which evolved between 1832 until it was closed in 1998. The grand Edwardian façade is composed of the distinctive Hughes limestone, a lavender tinted stone unique to Perth.
When Code Felt closed in 1998, John and Rhonda Stewart began a major restoration and introduced new uses creating this landmark. The newly renovated Code's Mill quickly become one of Ottawa Valley's most popular classic wedding venues and a destination location for businesses at the Atrium level. Today, after 22 years, this charming limestone complex with its central garden atrium continues to delight visitors as an amazing transformation from factory to fabulous.
In 1999, Rhonda and John Stewart undertook a major transformation of this landmark from a derelict factory to a fabulous attraction.
A DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION
This impressive banquet facility next to Stewart Park, makes it a popular destination for weddings and a unique shopping experience. Stroll through the central atrium and meet friends in the lush indoor garden. Savour the aroma of handmade chocolate at the Perth Chocolate Works, enjoy a decadent small batch donut from Blackfly Grub Hub; browse Kelly's Flower & Gifts Boutique, take time to explore Widdershins Canada, or Concave conceptual art gallery. Enjoy dinner or drinks on the patio overlooking the park at Fiddleheads Bar & Grill.
Code's Mill is a destination with an array of charming businesses. Soak up the naturally lit atrium with its gurgling fountain and lush greenery.