The Historic Bovaird House is getting a new neighbour – the Pendergast Log House! The Pendergast Log House is a rare cultural heritage resource built in the mid-1800s, and is one of last known surviving log houses in the city. In the 1920s, the log house was clad in brick, which helped protect it for almost a century.
The log house was originally located on the Pendergast Farm near McVean Dr and Countryside Dr, which is currently owned by Hayford Holdings Inc. (Royal Pine Homes) and is being developed as part of the Vales of Humber. The Friends of Historic Bovaird House expressed a keen interest in having the log house moved to the Historic Bovaird House property (563 Bovaird Dr E), as historically a log house was once located at this site and the Pendergast log house would fit well into their programming.
The log house is being relocated to and restored at the Bovaird House property, where it will be appropriately integrated and programmed to ensure its long term reuse and enjoyment by the public. Over the next several months, the City of Brampton, Hayford Holdings Inc. and the Friends of Historic Bovaird House will be working collaboratively to complete the restoration of this unique historic asset and site improvements.