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Old Barn

Fort Simpson, Territoires du Nord-Ouest, X0E, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 2004/05/03

Old Barn exterior, southwest corner, front, 2004 ; A.Geggie/GNWT-2004
Old Barn, 2004
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Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2008/10/20

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Old Barn sits back from a quiet residential gravel street, beside a community playground near the northern end of the village. The Old Barn is a two-story squared-log structure, built circa 1920. The gambrel roof was rebuilt in 1936. Only the building is designated.

Valeur patrimoniale

The barn was constructed around 1920 for Flynn Harris, who was an Indian Agent in Fort Simpson between 1918 and 1930. It was also used by his successor, Dr. Art Truesdell, chief magistrate of the region. The heritage value of the Old Barn lies in its links to these two administrators, as well as in the role it later played as a part of the Experimental Farm that was established on the site in 1947 by the federal Department of Agriculture. The Fort Simpson Experimental Farm was eventually closed in 1968 due the lack of agricultural potential in the region. There are few other visible remnants of the Experimental Farm. The barn’s gambrel roof is one of the earliest surviving examples of this design in the Northwest Territories.

Source: Village of Fort Simpson Heritage Bylaw.

Éléments caractéristiques

The heritage value of the Old Barn is defined by the following elements:
- The squared-log construction featuring square-notch corners
- The cedar-shingled gambrel roof with ventilation cupola and interior vents
- Its two-storey design incorporating a full-length haymow
- Its original construction materials, styles, and layout
- The location of the structure on its original site



Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Autorité de reconnaissance

Village of Fort Simpson

Loi habilitante

Village of Fort Simpson Heritage By-Law

Type de reconnaissance

Village of Fort Simpson Municipal Historic Site

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes

1936/01/01 à 1936/01/01

Thème - catégorie et type

Un territoire à peupler
Les établissements

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Accessoire de parc


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Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Fort Simpson Heritage Bylaw 601 as amended, Village of Fort Simpson

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