Students work on Heritage projects
North Glengarry has hired three heritage coordinators to work on projects such as the North Glengarry Heritage Register and the property inventory linked to the township's Community Improvement Plan (CIP).
Kyra Cooper and Alexis Kirkwood, who began May 28, will spend 12 weeks circulating within the community. Alexis has just completed her second year of studies at Carleton University, where she is pursuing her Bachelor degree in Architectural Studies and Design. Kyra is also a second-year student at Carleton. She is pursuing his Bachelor degree in Engineering, Architectural Conservation and Sustainability.
A third student, Jerry Chow, who joined them June 11, has also completed his second year at Carleton, studying Architectural Studies and Design.
They will be seen throughout the township photographing buildings and filling out forms detailing a variety of architectural components, including the style of the building, plan shape, number of storeys, type of foundation and superstructure, number and style of doors and windows and other architectural details, including trim and accents. They will be wearing badges identifying them as “Heritage Coordinators.”
This inventory and documentation is limited to the exterior of buildings and will serve as an important tool for both the development of the North Glengarry Heritage Register and the evaluation of CIP applications.
The heritage property register program is an ongoing project that was initiated by the Township of North Glengarry Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee. During the first phase of the project, volunteers inventoried log homes, stone buildings and religious sites in North Glengarry. They also inventoried the buildings along Main Street in Maxville and Alexandria. The second phase included the inventory of properties in Apple Hill, Dalkeith, Dominionville, Dunvegan, Glen Robertson, Glen Sandfield, Greenfield and Lochiel. This summer, the inventory work will support Phase 3 of the CIP.
During the first three years of the CIP program, applications could be submitted from designated areas located in Apple Hill, Alexandria, Dalkeith, Dominionville, Dunvegan, Glen Robertson, Glen Sandfield, Greenfield, Lochiel and Maxville. In January 2019, the program will enter into Phase Three and expand to commercial fringe areas, industrial zones and identified buildings of significant heritage interest.
The hiring of these three students is partly supported by the the Government of Canada's Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program and recruitment was done through the Cooperative Program at Carleton University.
SUMMER STUDENTS: Students Kyra Cooper and Alexis Kirkwood will work on Heritage projects in North Glengarry this summer.