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Benson Madill Barn, Britannia
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Title: Benson Madill Barn, Britannia
Identifier: PH3552
Date of Original Photo: ca 1990
Date Built: 1952
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11.5x8 cm.
Subject: Barns - Ontario - Britannia (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 6250 Hurontario Street, pt. Lot 7, Conc 1 WHS

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Description: 6250 Hurontario Street. Conc 1 WHS, pt. Lot 7. This barn was constructed in a Central Ontario style with a stone foundation and vertical board siding as well as metal sheeting on the roof. The roof type is a New England Gambrel. Built in 1952, the barn replaced an earlier barn. This was the only example of a double hip barn in Mississauga. It succumbed to a fire on July 6, 2008. The barn was on the farm of Benson Madill, aged 95, who lived almost all his life on this farm. Ben Madill was responsible for saving the old Britannia Schoolhouse and is a moving force in the Friends of the Old Britannia Schoolhouse. Ben has authored two books on the history of Britannia Village and was awarded a lifetime achievement award in 2010 for his work in heritage preservation. He sold his farm after the fire in 2008 and moved with his wife, Marjorie, to Fergus, Ontario. Description as of April 2011.
Agency: Mississauga Library System