PERTH, ON, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - The Ontario Heritage Trust is undertaking
conservation and repair work at McMartin House and Inge-Va in Perth.
This work will help to ensure the long-term protection and preservation
of these important historic sites, both owned by the Ontario Heritage
Trust and operated by the Town of Perth.
McMartin House is an 1830 Federal style building originally
constructed as a residence for one of the first lawyers in Perth. Now
a National Historic Site, it is leased by the Town of Perth and used
as a community centre. The conservation work and capital repairs
planned at the site include: repair of the foundation wall, re-
pointing of the historic masonry, replacement of the pressed metal
shingle roofing on the cupola, and repair and restoration of other
Built in 1824, Inge-Va is the quintessential example of an eastern
Ontario stone cottage. Today, the house contains a collection of
furnishings and cultural artifacts. It is leased by the Town of Perth
and operated as a community museum with a residential tenancy on the
second floor. The conservation work and capital repairs planned at the
site include: replacement of the garage roof, replacement of gutters
and downspouts, foundation repairs, re-pointing of above- grade stone
walls and chimneys, as well as repainting of windows, porches and
other wood elements.
"We are delighted to proceed with further conservation work at McMartin
House and Inge-Va," said Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario
Heritage Trust. "These sites are not only significant to Perth, they are
also important to the history of Ontario."
The Ontario Heritage Trust received financial assistance for these
projects from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, announced earlier this year. The
work will be completed by March 31, 2011.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario,
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's
The Ontario Heritage Trust owns 25 built heritage sites and over 160
natural heritage properties across the province.
In addition to the projects at McMartin House and Inge-Va, the Ontario
Heritage Trust received infrastructure stimulus funding to support
conservation and repair work at Hudson's Bay Staff House in Moose
Factory, Mather-Walls House in Kenora and Sheppard's Bush Residence in
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