Main Dairy Barn - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 23.339 W 075° 42.616
18T E 444400 N 5026408
Quick Description: This working barn is located on the grounds of the Central Experimental Farm, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/1/2020 11:42:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM11X01
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Main Dairy Barn, also known as Building No. 88, is the central farm building on the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. It is a large three-storey banked barn building with a gable roof and two side wings. The exterior materials - stone, wood shingles, board and batten - are all part of a larger architectural vocabulary used on the Farm.

Key elements that define the heritage value of the site include:

-the massing and form of the Main Dairy Barn, a traditional, functional structure;
-the long, gable roofed and dormered block, joined at right angles at the east and west by wings;
-the ridge-line, which is broken by the large lantern and ventilators, and the eave lines by regularly spaced dormers;
-the materials–stone, board and batten, wood shingle, and asbestos shingle roofing–which are arranged in strong horizontal bands uniformly on all elevations;
-the small multi-paned windows, and paint colours which add to the building's ornament and texture;
-the rural, picturesque, yet functional design;
-the slope of the site leading to the highest point of land in the area, which facilitates the easy access to the drive floor level of the building and contributes to its landmark status.

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Cow born at the farm: (visit link)
Construction: Combination

Is this a 'working' barn?: Milking Barn (used to milk cows)

Distinctive Features: This barn has a silo attached or adjacent

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Other Distinctive Features: Not listed

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