Cabane des invités
Acadia Forest Experiment Station Guest Cabin
Cabane des invités à la Station d'expérimentation forestière Acadia
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Guest Cabin, also known as Building 15, is a rectangular form and is constructed of logs, with a medium pitch gable roof sheathed with cedar shingles. A prominent feature is the large fieldstone chimney which projects on the exterior of the building its stonework visible right down to ground-level. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Guest Cabin at Acadia Forest Experimental Station is a Classified Federal Heritage building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values.
The Guest Cabin, as a component of the Acadia Forest Experimental Station, is part of one of the best examples of early federal forestry station sites and their planning. It is also the best-preserved station site in Canada. The complex is associated with the theme of forestry management. It is also associated with job creation during the depression era, and with being a detention camp during the Second World War. The buildings initially provided relief for Jewish refugees, and were subsequently used to intern German and Italian prisoners of war. The building is also associated with Dr. Freidrich Bender a Jewish refugee from Holland who came to Canada during the Second World War, who was also a well known research chemist in the scientific community. Bender was instrumental in experiments on waterproofing plywood and saw it put to use as the main material on the allied Mosquito bomber.
The Guest Cabin is a good example of the rustic style of architecture. The building was constructed mainly of natural, local materials and is of pleasing proportions demonstrating very good craftsmanship. It is a well-crafted horizontal log construction, with saddle notching at the corners. Hand hewed logs are exposed both on the interior and the exterior.
The Guest Cabin reinforces the setting of the Acadia Park Experimental Station. The Acadia Forest Experimental Station has a strong local and international presence through continued use of forestry management activities.
Joan Mattie, Acadia Forest Experimental Station, Highway10, Maugerville, New Brunswick. Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office Report 95-086;Building No.15, Guest Cabin, Acadia Forest Experimental Station, Highway10, New Brunswick, Heritage Character Statement 95-086.
The character-defining elements of the should be respected.
Its Rustic inspired design and good quality materials and craftsmanship as evidenced in:
- the simple L shaped massing;
- the one-story construction;
- the simple gable roof sheathed with cedar shingles;
- the walls of hand-hewn log construction with saddle-notched corners;
- the inward opening casement windows;
- the natural stone fireplace and mantel;
- the hardwood floors.
The manner in which the Guest Cabin reinforces the Acadia Forest Experimental Station within the landscape of the Forest environment.
Government of Canada
Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy
Classified Federal Heritage Building
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Location of Supporting Documentation
National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec
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