Remains of an early 1900's farm

Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts

Remains of an early 1900's farm

Oakville, Ontario L6M, Canada

Created By: Bronte Creek Provincial Park


This structure is called a silo. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain or fermented feed known as silage which is used to feed livestock.

Little Known Fact: This silo uses glazed ceramic tiles a construction style that began in 1890's. This silo was built with the adjoining farmhouse around 1902. The mortar joints need regular maintenance to protect the joints from corroding the internal rods. You can see the reinforcing rods in the area where the tiles have cracked and fallen away.

This silo style did not catch on due to its high initial price and inability to adapt to bigger sized silos.

Look for 2 other silos in the park.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts


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