Another old building that seemed like it was built for a purpose

But what was the purpose?
I admit to borrowing this from Councillor Rick Craven’s recent newsletter. It is a stone cottage located in Hidden Valley Park.

“This stone cottage is located in Hidden Valley Park just to the east of the creek bridge adjacent to Hidden Valley Road in Aldershot.  Now boarded up and empty, the cottage is one of the last remaining remnants of the former National Fireproofing Company, later known as Natco.  The plant was built in 1910 at a cost of over one million dollars, on 160 acres of land purchased from the Hendrie farm (now Garden Trail subdivision).  The company manufactured fireproof clay tile for the construction of office buildings.  One of the features of the company was that it constructed houses for its employees, including this cottage.”

January 2017 Mystery Photo