The Round Barn
The Mansonville Round Barn
The Mansonville Round Barn is an inspiring piece of unique architecture, and a heritage landmark that enhances the natural beauty surrounding it. The century-old barn is a priceless community asset because only seven remain in the Eastern Townships, and no other is located in a town!
Although still majestik in her beauty, her structural condition needs attention. The barn remains temporarily closed for security reasons.
However, on the outside, the Round Barn Plaza comes alive every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Mansonville public market.
Photo title of the page taken by Geraldine Vincent
Round Barn Restoration Project
For several years, the Potton Municipal Volunteer Group (GBMP) has been working hard to find the financial resources to restore the round barn. The Barn had to close in the summer of 2017. After having multiplied the administrative and representation procedures with the citizens and the governmental authorities, the GBMP’s efforts paid off. Today, the group has managed to obtain almost all the necessary funding to carry out the restoration project of the Round Barn!
Photo taken by Edith Smeesters
Press releases and Newsletters
June 2018: Newsletter about the Round Barn restoration Project
July 2018: Destination Owl’s Head donates 10000 $ to the Round Barn Fund
July 2018: Press Release by the GBMP about Destination Owl’s Head donation
August 2018: Canadian Heritage Ministry awards $ 210,000 grant for the Round Barn
October 2018: The building site for the restoration of the Mansonville Round Barn will open on Wednesday, October 17th
Works at the Round Barn
We are pleased to confirm that the restoration work on the round barn began in earnest on October 23 rd. Let us recall that the Municipality of the Township of Potton is the “maître d’oeuvre” (contracting authority) and that Gespoc Inc, under President Richard Lebel, has been retained as Project Manager and site work Supervisor. The Round Barn Committee is working closely with Gespoc to ensure that the work respects the patrimonial characteristics and architectural aspects of the barn as developed over many years.
By now, a temporary access road has been put in place. We shall organize a site visit once this phase is completed. Stay tuned!
October 2018: Support cages have been installed inside and outside the barn to support the massive steel beams.
November 2018: Lifting of the structure followed by its straightening.
Round Barn Committee
The Round Barn in the Medias
September, 30, 2017: ‘Mansonville: campagne de 40 000 $ pour la restauration de la grange ronde’, Le Reflet du Lac (in French only)
July 16, 2018: ‘Destination Owl’s Head donates $10,000 to Potton for Mansonville Round Barn Restoration Project’, The Record
September 10, 2018: ‘Feu vert aux travaux de restauration de la grange ronde’, Le Reflet du Lac (in French only)
September 29, 2018: ‘À la recherche des dernières granges rondes’, La Presse + (in French only)
December 3, 2018: ‘De nouvelles fondations pour la grange ronde du canton de Potton’, Radio-Canada Estrie (in French only)