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Peggy Atherton's water colour paintings of the Meech Creek Valley

CD-027 02334.001 Baldwin's Farm Buildings
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received:2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Howard Baldwin farm buildings off Cowden Road, Meech Creek Valley, looking towards Gatineau Park.
Notes: Howard Baldwin purchased this farm in 1912, and built a larger house in the 1940s. The larger barns were demolished in 1980s and the house and smaller sheds in 2004 by the NCC.

CD-027 02334.002 Barn on Baldwin's Farm
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Barn on Baldwin farm, off Cowden Road, looking south with Camp Fortune in the distance.
Notes: (For further details about Howard Baldwin farm, see notes for 02334.001.)

CD-027 02334.003 Meech Creek Valley
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Meech Creek Valley, looking north, from the road below Howard Baldwin's
Notes: (For further details about Howard Baldwin farm, see notes for 02334.001.)

CD-027 02334.004 Andy Brown's Farm Buildings
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Andy Brown's farm buildings, on west side off Cowden Road, looking north in the Meech Creek Valley.
Notes: Originally the Robert Sully land grant, c. 1830. Ernest Brown of Cantley, QC, married Effie Sully. Their son, Andy Brown (1919-1998) took over the farm on the death of his father. It was expropriated in 1973; the house burned September 1977.

CD-027 02334.005 Andy Brown's Farm
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Andy Brown's farm, on west side off Cowden Road, looking north in the Meech Creek Valley.
Notes: (For details about the Sully/Brown families, see notes for 02334.004.)

CD-027 02334.006 Andy Brown's Farm
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Andy Brown's farm, on west side off Cowden Road in the Meech Creek Valley, with Camp Fortune in the distance.
Notes: (For details re: Sully/Brown families, see notes under 02334.004.)

CD-027 02334.007 Meech Creek Valley
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Meech Creek Valley, looking south from road into Gatineau Park, with the Gatineau Hills to the right.

CD-027 02334.008 Billy Cross' Barn
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Billy Cross's barn, Meech Creek Valley, viewed from road into Gatineau Park, looking north.
Notes: Billy's father, Wyman Cross, built this barn in 1916. See "The Raising" by Stan Cross in Volume 21 of Up the Gatineau!

CD-027 02334.009 Billy Cross' Barn
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Billy Cross's barn, looking north in the Meech Creek Valley.
Notes: (For details re: Billy Cross barn see notes under 02334.008.)

CD-027 02334.010 Leslie Cross Farm Buildings
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Leslie Cross farm buildings in the Meech Creek Valley, looking north, as seen from field to the east of the Cross Loop Road.
Notes: Leslie took over this farm from his uncle, George Cross, about 1948. It was expropriated and the buildings torn down in the 1970s.

CD-027 02334.011 Leslie Cross Farm Buildings
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Leslie Cross Farm buildings in the Meech Creek Valley, looking north.
Notes: (For details about the Leslie Cross farm, see notes under 02334.010.)

CD-027 02334.012 Leslie Cross Barn Ruin
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Leslie Cross barn ruins in the Meech Creek Valley, on the east side of Cross Loop Road, looking north.
Notes: (For details about the Leslie Cross farm, see notes under 02334.010.)

CD-027 02334.013 Leslie Cross Barn Ruin
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Leslie Cross farm buildings in the Meech Creek Valley, looking south.
Notes: (For details about the Leslie Cross farm, see notes under 02334.010.)

CD-027 02334.014 Covered Bridge
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: The Meech Creek covered bridge, looking south.
Notes: The bridge was built in 1932 in just over two weeks.

CD-027 02334.015 Parks Farm
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: The Parks Farm on west side of Cross Loop Road, looking south in the Meech Creek Valley.
Notes : Formerly the William John Cross farm, passed to his son Harvey who farmed it until the Parks bought it in the early 1970s. It was expropriated and the buildings torn down in the late 1970s.

CD-027 02334.016 Parks Farm
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Parks Farm on the west side of Cross Loop Road, looking north in the Meech Creek Valley.
Notes: (For details about the Parks farm, see notes under 02334.015.)

CD-027 02334.017 Meech Creek Valley
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Meech Creek Valley, looking north from the Cross Loop Road. Site of former Parks Farm in the middle distance.

D-027 02334.018 Morningside House
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Morningside House in the Meech Creek Valley. Camp Fortune and Gatineau Hills in the background
Notes: Originally William Baldwin was granted 200 acres in 1836. Following the marriage of his son William (Jr.) to Charlotte Wright, he divided the land to give 80 acres to the young couple. Wm. (Jr) and Charlotte Wright, along with several subsequent generations of Baldwin descendants, are buried in a small graveyard on the property. In the mid-1960s, the Baldwin house became Morningside, the first multiple seniors' home in Chelsea. It was expropriated in 1977.

CD-027 02334.019 Meech Creek Valley Field
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: Meech Creek Valley field, looking south, site of former Morningside House (previously Baldwin home).
Notes: (For details about the Baldwin family, see notes under 02334.018.)

CD-027 02334.020 Homer Cross Farm
Artist: Peggy Atherton
Medium: watercolour
Received: 2005
Location: Chelsea, QC
Description: The Homer Cross farm in the Meech Creek Valley, viewed from Route105 and Cross Loop Road looking south.
Notes: This property was originally part of William Baldwin's land grant. It passed to his son Joseph, and then to Joseph's son Benjamin Baldwin. William John Cross bought the farm from him and in 1927, and his son Homer took it over after the death of his father. In 2005, the farm was owned by David Cross, a grandson of Homer Cross. The farm is also the resting place of the Old Cascades train station. For further details about the Baldwin family, see notes under 02334.018.


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