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

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Round Barn Fundraiser 2019

Saving Mansonville’s Round Barn, one of six in the Eastern Townships, was one of my dreams. In the last ten years, the building was deteriorating, and, despite this, a group of dedicated citizens continued their tireless efforts to secure the necessary funding for the restoration. Donations and a grant from Canadian Heritage ($ 210000) totaling $ 393 000 enabled the beginning of the restoration in November. The barn will not collapse and will serve as an Interpretation Centre in the future which will boost interest in our community. The amount available is not sufficient for the complete restoration. If, like me, you believe in the potential of this important heritage building, I invite you to help us by making a donation by clicking HERE.

I thank you for participating in the realization of one of my dreams; it is really awesome. It would also be great if you invited family and friends to help out also.

                                                                                   –Jacques Marcoux, Mayor of the Township of Potton

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please print and fill out this form, than post or drop it off in person at the Town Hall.
Thank you to all of our donators!

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Round Barn Restoration Work Update

The restoration work has progressed despite severe cold spells and lots of snow to the point that the Round Barn Committee can now say that the barn is saved: Hurrah!

New foundations are in place, the structure has been repositioned on them and the temporary stabilisation system has been removed. After the installation of the French drain around the perimeter, the foundation and internal support columns will be backfilled, and the construction site shut down for the holyday period. In January, the lower part of the wall will be repaired, new doors and windows installed, and the floor support capacity brought up to standard. Not surprisingly, costs will continue to rise.

A fundraising committee has been put in place and is about to launch an ambitious, broadly structured fundraising campaign. We had submitted a new request for financial assistance to Canadian Heritage earlier this month and are awaiting their response in the new year.

On behalf of the Round Barn Committee, I thank you all for your ongoing support and wish you a Happy New Year.

Hans Walser, president of the Round Barn Committee

Photo credits: Edith Smeesters and Louise Abbott

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