Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Darou-McPherson Farmhouse

First they took down the old barn.

The Darou-McPherson farmhouse is being dismantled. Hubby had noticed they'd begun taking the farmhouse apart. Photos are required!

 They have had some issues, as swallows  (an endangered, protected species) had moved into the summer kitchen, while council decided what to do about the building. It's a long process.

Here are my previous posts:
Barns and farm houses -they're ubiquitous (Nov. 2013)
Darou barn being dismantled (Feb. 2015)
Darou Farm Site Demolition is on hold: Barn swallows! (Mar., 2016)

The roof was a bit of a mess.
Darou-McPherson farm house
Anyway, they are taking it down to move it to Lombardy, apparently. There were arguments about its heritage value. It's a common design in our region.
Hubby noticed what was happening and said we should take a look.

Sunday, Dec. 4th.

Wed., Dec. 6th

Hubby took these for me! It must be cold work today. The wind is blowing and it is cold.

Thursday, Dec. 7th

I had my client in the afternoon, since our furnace died, I'm keeping the home fires burning. Hubby went into town to take photos for me. All the stones are marked!

Dec. 15

Dec. 20

Dec. 30


Kay said...

Wool! That is a huge job. I’m glad they’re saving it though.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It was a neat little building.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love how you document history in action! YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

Looks like a big difficult job. - Margy

Nancy J said...

another piece of history, and a new home, that is such good news. I always like to think that when a home, barn or shed is so old, it can be rebuilt again.

Anvilcloud said...

Yes, that design is quite common hereabouts.