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Break Residence, Barn, Lisgar, Meadowvale
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Title: Break Residence, Barn, Lisgar, Meadowvale
Identifier: PH3522
Date of Original Photo: ca 1990
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11.5x8 cm.
Subject: Barns - Ontario - Lisgar (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 6519 Ninth Line Road, pt. Lot 9, Conc 10 NDS

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Description: 6519 Ninth Line Road. Conc 10 NDS, pt. Lot 9. This was a Central Ontario Gambrel barn with a brick foundation, vertical board and batten siding on the main structure and additions made of brick. It had a New England gambrel 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 demolished in 1994. Description as of April 2011.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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