Richcraft, the company that owns the Bradley-Craig Farm on Hazeldean Road, released this statement on Tuesday:
“We are not only keeping the barn in its current location and ensuring the structure remains dry, stable and intact; we are continuing our maintenance of the building in order to support our active marketing for a future tenant. We are currently working with a local architect on plans to retrofit the barn where it sits for a suitable commercial use.”
This is welcome news for those of us in the community who have been advocating to keep the barn in Stittsville. To celebrate, the Friends of the Bradley-Craig Farm is planning a “family photo” this Sunday, February 4 at noon. Everyone is welcome on the sidewalk in front of the farm. If you care about Stittsville’s heritage and want to see this landmark continue to be a part of our neighbourhood, please join us to show your support.
If you have a period costume, bring it along; if not, come as you are! We’re hoping to get a big crowd out for the photo.
(Please remember: the barn is on private property and trespassing is prohibited. This photo will take place on the public sidewalk on Hazeldean in front of the property.)
For more information, please visit the Friends of Bradley-Craig Farm group on Facebook.