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Geswaldi Barn, Streetsville
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Title: Geswaldi Barn, Streetsville
Identifier: PH3510
Date of Original Photo: ca 1990
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11.5x8 cm.
Subject: Barns - Ontario - Streetsville (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 2254 Britannia Road West, pt. Lot 5, Conc 10 NDS

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Description: 2254 Britannia Road West. Conc 10 NDS, pt. Lot 5. This was a Central Ontario Gambrel barn, with metal sheeting throughout including the roof. According to the Barn Inventory of the Planning and Heritage Department, the "Central Ontario barn is virtually ubiquitous in its distribution, although the heaviest concentrations lie in the northern counties. In some areas the gambrel variety is most dominant, while in others, the gable appears more frequently. In the southern counties, the gambrel roof seems to be the most popular. This fact is certainly supported by the pervasiveness of the gambrel roof on surviving Central Ontario Barns within the City of Mississauga… In general, the foundation storey served as the stable, while the upper storey consisted of three types of space: the Drive Floor (used for work space and storage of tools and machinery), the Granary (used for storing crops and for loading crops on to wagons outside the barn), and the Storage Mow (used for storage of hay, straw, unthreshed grains, and other crops). Many barns also featured a loft." The barn was located on the south-west end of the Geswaldi property. The house on the property, which was formerly listed on the Heritage Register, was destroyed by fire in March 1999, but it had been slated for demolition due to development of the property as a new subdivision. Description as of April 2011.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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