Bon­av­ista Cre­ative and Town­scape Foun­da­tion part­ner to re­store Bridge House

Build­ing is the ‘old­est doc­u­mented res­i­den­tial struc­ture’ in N.L.

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS THE PACKET BON­AV­ISTA

Bon­av­ista Cre­ative and the Bon­av­ista His­toric Town­scape Foun­da­tion are part­ner­ing to fully re­store the old­est stand­ing mer­chant home in New­found­land — the Alexan­der Bridge House.

And, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Trust for Canada, the house is the old­est doc­u­mented stand­ing res­i­den­tial prop­erty in the prov­ince.

Bon­av­ista Cre­ative will con­trib­ute $250,000, or 10 per cent, of the es­ti­mated $2.5 mil­lion cost to re­store the Bridge House and de­velop the sur­round­ing area, sim­i­lar to the rest of the har­bour front. The Town­scape Foun­da­tion will se­cure the re­main­ing 90 per cent of the project costs through fund­ing agen­cies.

At a pub­lic presentation by Bon­av­ista Liv­ing and Bon­av­ista Cre­ative on Thurs­day, April 13, to re­veal new busi­nesses com­ing to Bon­av­ista, the Bridge House part­ner­ship was an­nounced.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

The Bridge House in Bon­av­ista.

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