Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Bay St. George Buildings
Research on the period buildings in the Bay St. George area will preserve cultural heritage, with the goal of bringing the structures together in one location.
The period buildings in the Bay St. George area represent living history, many are unchanged and reflect the local resource economy of the time. Fishing and agriculture continue to be mainstays of the economy. Research on the buildings, which represent housing construction from the 1850s to the present day, will stimulate community interest in preserving this history and reinforce a sense of connection between physical environment and economy. Most of the buildings are located in Cartyville. If the buildings were gathered together in this location it would provide an anchor for tourism and showcase the resource-based economy.
Roles for Memorial University:
Technical assistance is needed both to research the buildings and to stimulate interest in the community to preserve them. The Ann Hulan site in particular requires expert involvement. It is speculated that this site may be located in Cartyville. A successful fishing and farming enterprise, the Ann Hulan site reflects the combination of form and function that guided the construction of so many of the period buildings. The housing styles of different periods from steep-roofed to flat-roofed, salt boxes to English farming houses are peculiar to the area, representing the history of settlement and emphasizing the cultural uniqueness of Bay St.George.
Lead: Lloyd Harnum
Partner: Long Range Regional Economic Development Board
Support: Bay St. George South Area Development Association, Bay St. George South local service district.
Lloyd Harnum (709) 645-2353
Bay St. George
Stephenville - Port aux Basques
Zone 9 - Long Range
Historic and heritage sites (Arts, entertainment and recreation — Heritage institutions)
Tourism (Public administration — Local, municipal and regional public administration — Other local, municipal and regional public administration)
Folklore (Arts, Culture & Heritage)
Tourism (Tourism and Recreation)
Folklore, Faculty of Arts (STJ)
Tourism Studies, Division of Social Science (GC)