December 24th, 2015
December 10th, 2015
The Bradley/Craig barn stands at 590 Hazeldean Road, where it has been for 140 years. The big red barn has a direct tie to the first wave of pioneers in this area. In fact, the Bradley family received the deed to that property in 1824 (almost 192 years ago!).
This morning the City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee met and discussed an application to demolish the barn and move it to Saunder’s Farm. In advance of this meeting, the Goulbourn Museum submitted a letter for their consideration (below), encouraging committee members to deny Richcraft Developments from dismantling this heritage-designated barn.
We’re pleased to announce that the committee voted to deny the application.
If you would like to learn more about the barn and the Bradley family, please follow these links:
December 7, 2015
Dear Rosemary Theriault,
RE: Application to demolish the Bradley/Craig Barn, 590 Hazeldean Road, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
The Goulbourn Museum’s mandate is to preserve and share the history of the former Goulbourn Township. As you know, the Bradley/Craig barn has a 140 year history in the community, a direct tie to the first wave of pioneers in this area and is a prominent identifier of this heritage. For that reason, the Goulbourn Museum supports the City of Ottawa’s report from the Planning Department denying Richcraft Developments from dismantling this heritage-designated barn.
The Goulbourn Museum recognizes that the community expects Richcraft to meet its obligation to maintain this barn in its present location. This would be the best option to sustain the community’s heritage.
The current proposal to move the barn to Saunders Farm would neither meet Richcraft’s heritage obligations nor mitigate the loss of a community resource. A pragmatic approach to further discussion involving community and heritage organizations should produce a viable solution for the use of this site.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Museum’s Curator Manager, Kathryn Jamieson, at 613-831-2393 or email@example.com.
Chairperson, Goulbourn Museum Board of Directors