USask considers future of Stone Barn, announces restoration plans


The University of Saskatchewan is considering the future of its historic Stone Barn. The barn”which was completed in 1912″helped USask incorporate Canada’s first College of Agriculture, but was closed in 2010 due to structural issues. The president recently apprised the board of governors of plans to restore the barn’s roof and renew its siding; reports that the cost of this restoration is between $3M and $7M. The university will also be looking at the long-term future of the building while restoring the roof and siding. “It is part of the fabric and the identity of who USask is for getting beyond a century,” said USask Vice Provost of Students and Learning Jerome Cranston. “So it is going to be a significant [decision] that’s going to have to be made.”

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