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Simpson-Humphries Barn B, (Sanford Farm), Meadowvale
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Title: Simpson-Humphries Barn B, (Sanford Farm), Meadowvale
Identifier: PH3564
Date of Original Photo: ca 1990
Image Type: B&W Photo, 12x9 cm.
Subject: Barns - Ontario - Meadowvale (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 1200 Old Derry Road, pt. Lot 10, Conc 3 WHS

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Description: 1200 Old Derry Road. Conc 3 WHS, pt. Lot 10. This unique feeding barn is one of four barns on the Simpson-Humphries property, also known as Sanford Farm. The house on the property was built in the 1860s by John Simpson, a prominent mill owner and founder of Meadowvale. There is an illustration of the property in the 1877 Historical Atlas of Peel County, which shows several barns. Barns A and C are built in the same location as two of the barns in this illustration. It would not be unusual for a farmer to build a new barn on the same foundation as a previous one. This particular barn is a unique gable/catslide feeding barn with a concrete block foundation and vertical board and batten siding beginning at the second storey. Under the catslide the barn is completely open for cattle access to feed, thus a "feeding barn." The Simpson-Humphries property is designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act and is located within the Meadowvale Heritage Conservation District. Description as of April 2011.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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