2020-06-17

Civic politicians aware of effort to save ‘stonehouse’ near Hubbards



Municipality of Chester staff is looking into ownership, lot size and other details concerning an old stone house visible near the Hubbards area exit, off Highway 103.

Floyd Shatford, the municipality's deputy warden, recently said during a council meeting a local group is interested in assuming responsibility to preserve the house, believed to have been built 100 years ago. Another civic politician, Danielle Barkhouse, also expressed interest in seeing the stone house protected.

The remains of the structure be- came visible to motorists as a result of workers clearing the area in the highway twinning project. The province's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal told CBC News that "survey work already done shows the house should be spared from any of the highway work."

Mary-Ellen Sims, who's conducted re- search about the stone house, told the network she hoped the site can be saved "as a connection to our heritage."

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