Save the Pritchard House, Minden, Ontario
The Township of Minden Hills, located in Minden, Ontario has given notice to the business occupants of the building to vacate the premises by the end of March 2008 for the purpose of demolition. This building is the former home of the Pritchard family, prominent figures in the early development of the town. More information about the home and the Pritchard family can be found at: http://www.pritchardhouse.ca. The home with its stone facade, was built more than 60 years ago and is situated in a highly visible location. For more than 10 years the Pritchard House has been the home of the Haliburton County Handweavers and Spinners Guild, and currently shares the space with U-Links. A group has now formed; and the Pritchard House Preservation Society (PHPS) desires to ensure the preservation of the building that was built and at one time owned by Lawrence Pritchard and the Pritchard family. The PHPS wishes to garner public support for the preservation of this wonderful building so it can continue to be an integral part of the history and culture of our town. The PHPS hopes to oversee its restoration, and investigate future use options for the building to maintain independent economic commerce. Please help us in this endeavour by showing your support. By signing this petition you will help send a strong message to the Township of Minden Hills council that this building must be saved. We require your full name and email address which will be downloaded to us for presentation to council, however you do have the option below, to NOT have your name show on the public list that will show on this site. This is your choice regarding privacy, but please remember we do need your full name and viable email address for petition purposes.