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Robertson House / Gold Medal Farm, Barn, Clarkson
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Title: Robertson House / Gold Medal Farm, Barn, Clarkson
Identifier: PH3535
Date of Original Photo: ca 1990
Date Built: ca 1850s
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11.5x8 cm.
Subject: Barns - Ontario - Clarkson (Mississauga)
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 381 Winston Churchill Blvd., pt. Lot 35, Conc 3 SDS

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Description: 381 Winston Churchill Blvd. Conc 3 SDS, pt. Lot 35. This is a Gambrel stable barn intersected by a Raised Two Bay barn. There is a stone foundation, with vertical board siding and metal sheeting on the roof -- a clipped gambrel on the stable barn, and a gable on the Two Bay barn. It is built on a T-shaped plan. The Raised Two Bay barn is virtually identical to the Two Bay but with the addition of a foundation storey. This foundation storey was commonly used as a stable and reflects a larger livestock concentration on the farm. The Gambrel Stable Barn is the most thinly distributed in Ontario. The stable is clearly the dominant element of the barn's design. It is rare for this type to have a large drive door. The stable wall is also characterized by a band of windows providing better fenestration than any other type. The Gambrel Stable barn is significantly different in form and construction and also in functional provision from the majority of Ontario barns. It is designed to provide stable facilities and lacks the general purpose nature of other types. This barn is located on the Robertson/Gold Medal Farm so named because it won a contest at the turn of the century for the best-looking large farm in Peel County. The property was designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act in 2001. Description as of April 2011
Agency: Mississauga Library System