As visitors make their way through the beautiful and tranquil property of Domaine Howard Park, many may wonder how this majestic place came to be. It all started with Benjamin Kate Howard, one of the first to explore the timber industry in the province. He established his own company in 1906 called the BC Howard and Company. His company owned various timber mills throughout Quebec. On March 22, 1913, Benjamin purchased a piece of land that belonged to the British American Land Company. It measured 588,152 square feet and eventually became the future property of Domaine Howard Park. The first building to be constructed on the property in 1917 was made of stone. It was occupied by Benjamin’s son, Charles Benjamin Howard. Charles later became a Senator and Mayor of Sherbrooke. See full story in the Friday, Aug. 23 edition of The Record.
By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record