The Spring & Axle Company at 9 – 21 King Street East, is #2 on the Town of Gananoque’s self guided tour. Its description there reads:
“The Spring & Axle Company is now Axle Works and the Bell Tower Mall. The water source for the power plant located behind this building flows directly under this structure. It later became Ontario Steel Products.”
(Copies of the tour are available at the Gananoque and 1000 Island Visitor Centre, 10 King East.)
Some additional interesting facts about The Spring & Axle Company:
– 21 King Street East was formerly Beaver Hall Antiques. It required extensive restoration before it became the current coffeehouse restaurant, clothing boutique, yoga studio with residential lofts.
– 9 King Street East also required extensive restoration before becoming the current craft brewery operation, flea market and apartments. The tower here in the past housed a bell, hence the name Bell Tower Mall.