As visitors make their way through the Beaulne Museum in Coaticook, many may wonder how this exquisite building came to be. Rich in historical architecture and beauty, the Chateau that currently serves as the Museum dates back to 1912 and has served many purposes since its construction. The Chateau Arthur-Osmore-Norton was built by Coaticook pioneer Arthur Norton, best known for his production of the Norton Railway Jacks, following his purchase of various pieces of land between 1902 and 1908 that were located behind his first place of residence on Union Street. In 1912, Norton finally took on the task of building his dream home. Visitors of the museum will have the opportunity to witness the various styles that influenced the Chateau’s incredible architecture, like that of the Queen Anne style. See full story in the Thursday, Aug. 29 of The Record.
By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record