A Lovely Surprise This Spring
We hired Dwyer Glass from Cornwall to do this, and to replace fourteen other panes of various eras/ sizes. Owner Andy McDonell sent his crews with two kinds of glass in large sheets, so they could measure and cut as required outdoors.
SD&G Regional Incentives Grant for Facade Improvements
We are also grateful for SD&G’s cost-sharing sum of $10,000 for enhancements to the north facade overlooking the back lane to Iona Academy, and the west facade which faces onto Frog Hollow Road. These improvements included two hand-crafted wooden doors, new roofing, and a custom window.
The previous cedar shakes on the mansard (above) were missing in many areas. Neil McGregor replaced the cedar, and had thick tongue-and-groove pine slats milled to fill gaps underneath the soffit. Meanwhile, Mackie Robertson made two wooden doors, one for each facade. For the west entrance (below) steel was chosen to match the veranda roof, in place of failing black asphalt shingles.
Work Done Well!
Glengarry Fencibles Board
Brenda Baxter (President), Allan Macdonell (Vice President), Dane Lanken (Treasurer), Gabrielle Campbell (Secretary) and Ranald MacDonald, Tish Humphries and Alistair MacDonald, Directors
Upcoming projects range in scope from the restoration of the 1808 staircase and two adjacent stone fireplaces, to the installation of environmentally-friendly septic infrastructure and accessible washrooms.