The story

George Ward’s many life experiences left him more than skilled in construction and assembly. During his many years in the British army, Ward gained the necessary skills to construct shelters. It was a common requirement for British soldiers to construct their own barracks, forts and shelters. Ward would have used these skills to later construct his home and tavern on the Longwood’s path.
Building was not easy for new settlers like George Ward. The density of the forest made the work of building tiresome. Men such as George Ward lacked modern technology that makes construction in the 21st century so efficient and quick. In the 1800s, Ward had to clear the tree-covered land and build with basic tools such as a plumb line, axe, shovel and hoe. Even a simple hammer and nails were not available and were considered a luxury.
Trees were cut. Logs were hewn and assembled. Cracks were chinked and buildings made solid with muscle power and determination alone. Many buildings like Ward’s tavern and home were constructed out of whatever materials were available locally.Wardsville ON Hosted by the Wardsville Community Centre (& Masonic Lodge)
George Ward’s many life experiences left him more than skilled in construction and assembly. During his many years in the British army, Ward gained the necessary skills to construct shelters. It was a common requirement for British soldiers to construct their own barracks, forts and shelters. Ward would have used these skills to later construct his home and tavern on the Longwood’s path.
Building was not easy for new settlers like George Ward. The density of the forest made the work of building tiresome. Men such as George Ward lacked modern technology that makes construction in the 21st century so efficient and quick. In the 1800s, Ward had to clear the tree-covered land and build with basic tools such as a plumb line, axe, shovel and hoe. Even a simple hammer and nails were not available and were considered a luxury.
Trees were cut. Logs were hewn and assembled. Cracks were chinked and buildings made solid with muscle power and determination alone. Many buildings like Ward’s tavern and home were constructed out of whatever materials were available locally.

Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Wardsville Community Centre (& Masonic Lodge)

Location

Carpenter’s Square

21996 Hagerty Road21996 Hagerty Road,Wardsville ON

Latitude : 42.65742 Longitude : -81.75788

See the barns on google maps