Today's painting is a plein air piece I painted during a paint-out with the London Plein Air Group depicts the Jury House at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. As I have mentioned previously, I LOVE Fanshawe's Pioneer Village. I have a season pass and visit on nearly a weekly basis (either to paint, or to take my dog Wylan on walks).
Here is the history behind this old farm house (quoted directly from the Fanshawe Pioneer Village Website):
"Original Building: Lobo Township, c. 1888
The Second Generation - The Jury Farmstead is representative of a second generation farm at the turn of the 20th century.
Boyhood home of Wilfrid Jury, the founder of Fanshawe Pioneer Village. It is an excellent 1888 example of a typical Ontario farmhouse.
The Jury house was built on Lot 12 Concession 2 of Lobo Township and is the childhood home of Wilfrid Jury, the founding curator of Fanshawe Pioneer Village. William Jury Jr., built this home in 1888 for his son Amos on the occasion of his marriage to Charlotte Julia “Jewel” Alder, the daughter of the weaver Thomas Alder. The house was occupied by the Jury family until Amos’ death in 1964. The farmhouse was rented to various tenants before it was sold in 1968 to Murray Manson. When Manson donated the house to Fanshawe Pioneer Village in 1973, the building had to be cut in two with a chain saw and the roof removed in order to transport it."
(credit Fanshawe Pioneer Village for History of the Jury House).
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