Minister’s Island

Minister’s Island is a National Historic site that showcases the 1890-1915 estate of railway magnate Sir William Van Horne.  The estate is comprised of numerous timber frame and load bearing masonry structures, including the 50 room summer “cottage” known as Covenhoven, a large livestock barn designed by architect Edward Maxwell, and a circular bath house built on the transition between the island and the Bay of Fundy.  Passing through multiple owners in its recent history, the Minister’s Island buildings are in varying states of conservation.  Heritage Standing Inc. began by providing a global assessment and prioritization of the buildings most in need of attention.  Heritage Standing Inc. continues to provide detailed assessment, evaluation, structural engineering design and conservation specialist services.

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