"Mom remembered when the soap factory burned. She said the suds could be seen in the river for almost a year."
MHF adds: This building which stood just south of the dam on the east bank of the Crowe River, was first built as a potashery. It is also considered Marmora's first school house, although Charles Hayes showed a school on his 1824 map at the corner of Mill St. & Cordova Rd. We have no evidence yet, however, that this school existed.. Some time around 1918, Mr. F. Fraser Bowen, a former Polmolive Co, salesman, opened his soap factory in the abandoned building, however, it was not long after that the factory burned down. It was believed to be a case of arson. Some of the ruins remain.