Heritage Barn Building Tour, Huron Shores, 2003
- Dr. John C. Carter, Author
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- This is a six page document that was created to accompany a tour of working Heritage Barns in the Iron Bridge area.
Page one discusses the age of the buildings on the tour and how there were four distinct phases that affected agriculture in the Algoma area.
- Phase one covered from the beginning of the farm settlement to the Dingley Tariff Act in 1897 when a tariff was imposed on sawn lumber being imported into the US from Canada.
Page two which details the other three phases that affected the area, with Phase 2 being from 1899 to 1914, Phase 3 - 1914 to 1918, and Phase 4 - 1919 - 1931. It also shows the first two barns on the tour and gives a brief description of both.
Page three, shows three photos and gives brief descriptions of the owners and barns.
Page four, shows four photos and gives brief descriptions of the owners and barns.
Page five is a glossary of terms commonly used in barn construction covering such things as a:
Beetle: A heavy wooden mallet designed to pound beams into place.
Gain: The notch sawn and chiseled into the mortised member to receive the tenoned member.
Owl hole: Decorative holes in gables of barns to improve ventilation and to allow owls access to catch mice and rats.
- Date of Original:
- September 20, 2003
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- local history
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- Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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