Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0A, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Brigus Stone Barn is a three storey, rectangular stone building with a gambrel roof located in Brigus Newfoundland. Built in 1825 for local businessman Charles Cozen, the Brigus Stone Barn is the only remaining stone building in Brigus. This designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Brigus Stone Barn is designated as a Registered Heritage Structure for its historical associations, architectural, and cultural value:
The Brigus Stone Barn is historically valuable for its association with Charles Cozen. The Stone Barn was built for prominent 19th century Newfoundlander Charles Cozen in 1825. Cozen was the owner of one of the largest fishing operations in Newfoundland and Labrador, with stations extending from Placentia Bay to Northern Labrador. Cozen was also a politician and was elected to Newfoundland’s first House of Assembly in 1832 as a representative for the Brigus area.
The Brigus Stone Barn is architecturally valuable as a good example of 19th century stone construction. The Stone Barn, which was once part of a multi-building complex is now the only remaining stone building in Brigus.
The Stone Barn has cultural value in Brigus for the range of local speculations associated with its conversion from a residence to a barn. One particular local oral tradition says that the Brigus Stone Barn was converted to a barn shortly after the suicide of Dr. Robert Dobie in 1837 because no one would live in a house where a suicide had occurred.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador unnumbered designation file "Brigus - Stone Barn", 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
-placement and size of window and door openings;
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Registered Heritage Structure
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
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