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Adamson Estate Barn, Lakeview
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Title: Adamson Estate Barn, Lakeview
Identifier: PH3538
Date of Original Photo: ca 1990
Date Built: ca 1875
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11.5x8 cm.
Subject: Barns - Ontario - Lakeview (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 850 Enola Avenue, Broken Lot 11, Conc 3 SDS

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Description: 850 Enola Avenue. Conc 3 SDS, Broken Lot 11. This is a Central Ontario Gambrel barn constructed with an uncoursed rubble foundation, vertical board and plain batten siding and metal sheeting on the gable roof. 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 main house on this property was built by the Adamsons in 1919. The property was known originally as the Grove Farm and was farmed by others under Cawthra direction. The barn was built about 1875. The property is currently owned by the City of Mississauga and the building has been leased to the Royal Conservatory of Music since 1992 but the grounds remain a public park. The property is designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act. Description as of April 2011.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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