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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Parks Canada begins reconstruction of Butlers Barracks

Parks Canada has begun reconstruction of Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site.

“This is about stabilizing the structure and giving our past a future,” Parks Canada said in a news release.

The work is part of an ongoing federal infrastructure investment project that began in 2015 at the site.

While there will be new construction done, as much of the building that is in appropriate condition will be saved.

Plans include a new floor and foundation in the kitchen, rebuilding the porch and replacement of the roof among other things.

Traditional building materials and techniques will be used in the construction to ensure the building retains its historic nature, Parks Canada said.

During construction, the Junior Commissariat Officer’s Quarters, which houses the barracks, will be off limits to the public. Trails and pathways will still be open, with some possible closures in specific areas.

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