• Title: Looking For Old Ontario
  • Author: Thomas F. McIlwraith
  • ISBN: 9780802076588
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Looking For Old Ontario Looking for Old Ontario guides the traveller through the vernacular landscape of the province to look in a new way at barns and fences jails and post offices inns and mills canals and railways ro
    Looking for Old Ontario guides the traveller through the vernacular landscape of the province, to look in a new way at barns and fences, jails and post offices, inns and mills, canals and railways, roadsides, cemeteries, and much, much To McIlwraith s trained eye, even the most ordinary features of the cultural landscape can communicate social meaning He shows us hoLooking for Old Ontario guides the traveller through the vernacular landscape of the province, to look in a new way at barns and fences, jails and post offices, inns and mills, canals and railways, roadsides, cemeteries, and much, much To McIlwraith s trained eye, even the most ordinary features of the cultural landscape can communicate social meaning He shows us how to date a house He explains the popularity of brick in the province He notes the economical use and reuse of materials and ponders their meaning He helps us look with fresh eyes at the unexceptional, the ordinary, the vernacular, for it is there, he believes, that we may uncover the character of those who have built and rebuilt old Ontario This book will be useful to general readers anywhere who are interested in recognizing the broader meanings of their communities heritage, as well as the students of geography, history, and planning.

    One Reply to “Looking For Old Ontario”

    1. A very good and thorough treatment of the architectural legacy to be found in Ontario. The architectural forms are very broadly covered (houses, barns, silos, fences, graves and monuments) and it is mostly non-monumental, although he does touch on community buildings. The author is especially innovative in providing lots of examples where the evidence of old has been plastered over (or other facade coverings) by newer. It makes a good tool for would-be architectural archaeologists looking for ol [...]

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