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Mason-Gaspar Barn, Meadowvale, Meadowvale Village
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Title: Mason-Gaspar Barn, Meadowvale, Meadowvale Village
Identifier: PH3526
Date of Original Photo: ca 1990
Image Type: B&W Photo, 12.5x9 cm.
Subject: Barns - Ontario - Meadowvale (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 2171 Derry Road West, pt. Lot 11 W 1/2, Conc 10 NDS

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Description: 2171 Derry Road West. Conc 10 NDS, pt. Lot 11 W 1/2. The house on this property was built by John Mason and was designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act, but was destroyed by fire in 1994 and demolished in 1995. The barn, a Central Ontario Gambrel, had a stone foundation with vertical board and plain batten siding. 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." Description as of April 2011.
Agency: Mississauga Library System