Listowel, Perth County, Ontario
The data tabled below comes from forms maintained by the District Engineers of Military District No. 1 (which covered southwestern Ontario) on the Armouries and facilities in their district. The data on the transcribed forms was recorded in the 1940s and reflects the state and use of the buildings in that era. Some of the Armouries in use at that time continue to be the homes of local Reserve Force units, some have been repurposed, and others are long gone, the sites now home to other buildings. The area controlled by Military District No. 1 in the 1940s is now in the area of responsibility of 31 Canadian Brigade Group.
Welcome to Listowel, Ontario..
The Listowel Agricultural Society now occupies the Armoury.
The Listowel Armoury and the plaque set high in the front wall showing its date of construction.
A memorial display at the front of the Armoury.
A memorial bench at the rear of the Armoury.
|Military District||M.D. No. 1|
|H.Q. File||H.Q 14-295-1; L. 75-2-79|
|1.||Building Ownership.||Department of National Defence|
|2.||If purchased, date, conditions, cost, etc., and value.|
|3.||If constructed, date and cost and what Department and value.||Constructed in 1914. Cost not obtainable. Present value $10,000.|
|(a)||Drainage, sewer and water connection. To be shown on site plan.||Septic Tank, Town water supply.|
|(b)||Foundation.||Concrete and cement block.|
|(c)||Walls.||Brick and Stone.|
|(d)||Roof framing.||Wood truss.|
|(e)||Roof covering (Type and date).||Galv. Iron, 1914.|
|(f)||Floor, main hall.||Hardwood.|
|(i)||Balconies.||One end, 6' wide.|
|5.||Miniature rifle range—Description.||Four target range.|
|6.||Bowling alleys, badminton courts, indoor baseball or other facilities for games.||No.|
|(a)||General Description.||Hor air furnace and stoves.|
|(b)||Make and size heating apprs.||Price Harriston Stove Co. #22.|
|(c)||Fuel per annum.||18 tons.|
|(d)||Engineer and fireman specially employed.||No.|
|8.||Lighting system—General description.||Modern electric.|
|9.||Fire protection. Show position of standpipes in building, on site or on street plan.||Town fire protection.|
|(a)||Military or Civilian.||Civilian|
|(b)||Quartered in Armoury.||No.|
|(c)||Does he tend heating apprs.||Yes.|
|11.||Units in occupation.||100th (R) Field Battery, R.C.A.|
|12.||General condition (Adequate space or not).||Adequate|
|Clothing, Equipment, fixtures (adequate or not).|
|13.||Any special remarks not included above.||Adequate|
|(a)||Ownership.||Department of National Defence|
|(b)||How acquired, date, cost and present value.||Purchased by D.N.D. From Town of Listowel 10 Oct 1913 for $1.00.|
|(c)||Who holds deed.||District Enginering Officer, M.D. No. 1, London, Ontario|
|(d)||Size and area.||3 acres|
|(e)||Name of street and number of lot.||Part Lot 41 Concession 1. Township of Elma.|
|(f)||Fences, walks, and roadways on site.||Yes.|
|(g)||Surface—whether grass and whether kept in condition, and by whom.||Grass by Caretaker.|
|(h)||Is any part of site used for other than military purpose. Give details.||No.|
|(i)||Are there any other structures on site. If so give details.||No.|
|(j)||State nature of surface of roads, also sidewalks on adjoining street.||Concrete roadway and sidewalk.|
|(k)||Any remarks on site not included above.||Site 1 mile from town.|