The barn

This magnificent building dates back to the 19th century. It is one of the few rare examples of a barn made of stone. At present, it houses the museum’s temporary exhibit.

The barn is divided into a storage area for hay and grain, a section for beating the grain and a stable. The farm included other buildings, such as a pig pen, a cowshed, a chicken coop, a rabbit hutch, a vegetable cellar, and a cannery.

This building was classified as a historic monument in 1965, at the same time as Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site. It was restored in 1992 and currently houses the museum’s temporary exhibit room and an activity area.

In 2005, lighting was installed for the historical buildings on the site and the gardens as a result of assistance provided by the Ville de Montréal as part of its programme to develop classified buildings.

Photo: David Alvarado Mora