MTBA completed the evaluation of this rural cultural heritage landscape which included an abandoned 50 acre farm with 19th C house and barn. The evaluation, commissioned by the Town of Perth considered the degraded material integrity of the structures, characteristic natural farm landscape, challenges associated with adaptive reuse in rural areas, and connection with community heritage values.
All of the above considerations and background historic research information included in the report coalesced in the writing of the Statement of Cultural Heritage Value developed as per Provincial Policy/Act for the cultural heritage landscape. A major factor in determining the landscape’s heritage value and associated heritage character elements was the content of the Town’s own heritage character statement and evaluating how the property fits within it. The final report including the Heritage Character Assessment were presented to full Council and were well received.