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Object ID # 1957.006.004
Object Name Model, Architect's
Title Model of a Settler's Log House
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date pre-1957
Artist Capel, John
Made John Capel
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description A model of a log house, the second type of settler's home that followed the shanty type in this area. The roof would have been made from boards that were sawn in a pit sawmill. The house has two windows in the front made from plastic and covered in the back so one cannot see inside the model. The door is at the centre of the front of the house and does not move. On the roof at one end there is a log chimney.
Provenance Made by John Capel, a retired Industrial Arts teacher who had taught at Dufferin School, in Owen Sound, Grey County.

He is listed in A HISTORY OF DUFFERIN SCHOOL 1889-1973, on page 28 as teaching Industrial Arts at Dufferin from 1924 until 1956. Page 22 mentions that when he arrived in 1924, Mr. Capel had formerly been employed at the Owen Sound Collegiate Institute. He succeeded a Mr. Fred A. Campbell at Dufferin. Mr. Capel was very interested in sports, and coached a rugby team in Owen Sound. In addition to woodworking, he also taught useful home repairs in his classes.
Collection Folk Art Collection
Material Wood/Iron/Finish/Plastic
Dimensions H-33 W-28.5 L-40 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Capel, John
Subjects Settlers