Alderlea 150th Anniversary Project

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​Alderlea “For the Love of a House” Unveiled

 

To commemorate the 2017 150th anniversary of Alderlea, the beautifully restored 19th century mansion in downtown Brampton overlooking Gage Park, the City of Brampton conducted a national call to artists for the creation of a signature public art piece. That sculptured work of art is now complete and ready for its Saturday, September 29th unveiling.

 

Tim desClouds has created For the Love of a House, fabricated by Milligan Iron Works, a replica of the original building, complete with artistic illustrations venerating other purposes the property has served down the ages, for the Salvation Army and Royal Canadian Legion. The gingerbread corbels meticulously placed alongside alder leaf reproductions make sitting on its bench a whimsical throwback to a time when alder trees filled the meadow and Victorian children enjoyed a rollicking game of hoops and sticks in the yard. Come to Alderlea at 40 Elizabeth Street to enjoy this new piece of metal art.

 

Residents and visitors are invited to share in the inauguration as a part of the 2018 Culture Days experience. Meet the artist, marvel at the art work and partake of light refreshments, as we celebrate the convergence of art and history in our community!