The Heritage Buildings of Haliburton
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There is a growing acknowledgement of the benefits of heritage buildings to a community with respect to tourism and that of building a sense of regional identity. Focusing attention on building materials, this paper examines the roles of nature, culture, and authority in shaping the landscape of Haliburton.
The effects of climate, soil and geology, topographical features, and vegetation are considered within the topic of nature. The influences of tradition, fashion, and technology are noted under culture and the sphere of authority encompasses such issues as boundaries and roads, taxes, the Land Company and modern authorities at all levels.
Current efforts in the preservation of heritage buildings are noted as well as suggestions for improvement in this critical area of community planning.