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Old Stone House to receive $95,000 facelift

Ontario Goverment providing funds for restoration project
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Exterior shot of the Ermatinger Old Stone House, Aug. 13, 2018. Darren Taylor/SooToday

The province has announced $95,000 in funding for upgrades to the Old Stone House at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site through the Ministry of Agrculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the rural economic development program. 

Restoration of the structure will include work on the foundation and masonry work, while the windows, window sills and shutters will all be replaced and restored in line with the building's time period.  

Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano was joined by Ermatinger Clergue curator Kathy Fisher, City Councillor Matthew Shoemaker and City of Sault Ste. Marie Chief Administrative Officer Malcolm White on the steps of the Old Stone House Friday to make the announcement. 

"The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site offers a year-round cultural attraction for residents and visitors to Sault Ste. Marie," said Romano via news release. "This investment of $95,000 to help in the restoration of the Old Stone House will ensure the site continues to be properly maintained - preserving a piece of our history." 

The Old Stone House depicts the life of Charles Oakes Ermatinger and other prominent residents and guests of the House between 1808 and 1870.