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Another Circular Road Christmas


As many readers already know, one of our family’s annual Christmas traditions is to construct a gingerbread house inspired by an actual historical home right here in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This is the fifth year that we have incorporated this tradition into a fundraiser for Bishop Feild Elementary School. On the last day of school before Christmas, the house is raffled off to benefit programs at the school. We hope that his year will be more successful than ever and to that end hope to be able to sell tickets to the general public this year.

This year’s gingerbread house takes its inspiration from Bartra which is located at 28 Circular Road in St. John’s, right next door to the home on which we based last year’s gingerbread house. This beautiful home was the winner of the Newfoundland Historic Trust’s Southcott Award in 2002. It is believed to have been designed by W.F. Butler, famed for designing many of the grand Queen Ann Revival Style homes in that historic section of our capital city, including the very well known Winterholme property. You can find more information at:
http://www.historictrust.com/bartra.shtml

I will be posting a photo slideshow soon of the construction of the house soon, so check back to see that. As always, to view larger versions of the photos in this post, simply click on the pics.





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