TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon intends to designate the following property as being of cultural heritage value or interest under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18:1
- 18030 Centreville Creek Road,
PIN: 14345-0274 (LT) – Part of Lot 31, Concession 2 (Albion), designated as Parts 1, 2 & 3 on 43R-32891; Town of Caledon; Regional Municipality of Peel
|The historical or associative value of this property is found in the longevity of its ownership/occupancy by the Spence/Irwin family, who emigrated from Ireland in 1819 and were among the earliest Irish immigrants to settle and farm in Albion Township.
The property’s modest c.1840 dwelling has design and physical value as a representative and increasingly rare example of Neo-Classical architecture in Albion Township. Its rectangular form, 1.5 storey massing, medium-pitched gable roof with returned eaves, 3-bay façade, multipaned windows, and overall symmetry were characteristic of this early style. It has early timber frame construction with mortise and tenon joinery and plaster wall construction. The orientation of the dwelling to the east compass point, rather than to the roadway, may demonstrate a preference of early Irish settlers. The late 19th/early 20th century barn and 20th century small barn are good examples of rural farm outbuildings.
Contextually, this property is physically, functionally, visually, and historically linked to its surroundings as the long-standing location of a dwelling and outbuildings on the farm acreage owned by the Spence/Irwin family from 1826 to 1931. The longevity of the one family ownership of the property, the consistency in visual appearance, and its visibility from the road, classify the site as a landmark.
Please contact Heritage staff for further information regarding the heritage attributes and cultural heritage value of this property. Any person may, within thirty days of the publication of this notice, serve the Clerk notice of his or her objection to the proposed designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, setting out the reason for the objection and all relevant facts.
Director Corporate Services/Town Clerk
|By mail, courier or personal delivery attention:|
Director, Corporate Services/Town Clerk
6311 Old Church Road
Caledon ON L7C 1J6