|Warehouses from the 1820s||
The Bouthillier warehouses were built in the 1820s to store potash, produced by burning wood that had been cleared from the land. The potash was then exported to England for bleaching cotton in its thriving industrial mills. The merchants of the time invested mainly in the building façadescut stone, pediments and il-de-buf windowsrather than in the sheds facing onto the courtyard, made of simple fieldstone in the old style. This remarkable courtyard can be reached through a porte-cochère, and really deserves a visit.