Model (Round Barn), 1956
In the Province of Quebec, round barns were scattered about the southern portion of the Eastern Townships, near the Canada-U.-S. border. Most of these structures date back to the early 20th century and make up an important part of our architectural heritage. Today, seven round barns remain in the area, including the one represented by this model, created by artist Orson Shorey Wheeler (1902-1990), originally from Way’s Mills. Wheeler created scale models of over 200 buildings throughout the world. He was one of Canada’s most renowned portrait sculptors. Several of his works as well as his personal archives are contained in the SHS’s collections. Donated by John H. E. Colby, 2006.
Inventory number: 2006.696