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The Architectural Heritage of the Rideau Corridor
Part of our Resources for the Rideau series, this digital book is a reprint of Parks Canada's Manuscript Report 105, "The Architectural Heritage of the Rideau Corridor" by Barbara A. Humphreys, 1973 as published in "Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History - No. 10" (pages 12 to 71), 1974.
This 71 page reports deals with the architecture of heritage buildings in the Rideau Corridor, mostly buildings built between 1800 and 1880.
The report describes features of the many types of heritage buildings including log, stone, frame, and brick houses, defensive buildings (blockhouses and defensible lockmaster’s houses), churches, schools, commercial, social, and administrative buildings.
These buildings were built following the general principles of the day, “Commodity, Firmness and Delight” and remain a lasting memorial to the original builders.
Some 160 photos illustrate features of the various buildings.
This digital book will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about this interesting bit of Rideau history. The document is heavily cited and endnoted, the sources (mostly Library and Archives Canada) clearly detailed.
This report section of this digital book is fully searchable text (not page scans) that duplicates the original manuscript report. It is provided on a CD-ROM, in PDF format, easily read by the free Adobe PDF Reader. Most computers already have a PDF reader installed, but if not, you can easily obtain the reader from the Adobe website.
Rideau Manuscript Report Digitization Project page.
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