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Top Photo

After Hotel was moved to Pickering Museum Village & before restoration

Middle Photo

After Hotel was moved again onto a new permanent foundation & before restoration

Bottom Photo

After Hotel was authentically restored


The Brougham Central Hotel built in the 1840’s in the Village of Brougham, Ontario was moved to the Pickering Museum Village when the 407 toll

highway was built.


The main part of the Hotel is a timber framed building and the innkeeper House part of

the Hotel is a vertical plank framed building.


The building was moved again to a new foundation. The interior and exterior of the building was authentically restored to an 1840’s time period open to the public at the Pickering Museum Village.



Top Left Photo

Innkeeper’s Residence stairway during restoration

Top Right Photo

Innkeeper’s Residence stairway after restoration. Some original wood panelling found in the building was used to restore this stairway that

had been removed. As building is viewed by general public at Museum Village, handrails were added for safety, they were painted black

as stairs would have had no handrails originally.

Bottom Left Photo

Interior of Hotel Tap Room before restoration

Bottom Right Photo

Interior of Hotel Tap Room after restoration. On-site Investigations proved that wood floors & horizontal wood plank walls had never been painted and timber beams & bottoms of wood floor boards above

had been painted therefore interior was restored to original condition



John Rutledge Architect helped the Congregation of this Church realize an addition

that provided barrier-free accessibility, an elevator lift, barrier-free washrooms,

and a much needed meeting room in the attic of the new addition.


The two tall stained glass lancet windows in the addition were relocated from

the original Santuary when the addition was built.


The use of original windows in this new addition architecturally achieve

a historically sympathetic relationship between the old and the new.

(new addition is on right side of photo)

Carnegie Library - built in 1910


was restored & expanded to provide continued library services as a

Branch of the Huron County Library System.


Addition to the left side of the South Side photograph, foreground

of the SouthWest Corner photograph, and right side of the North

Side photograph illustrate how the architectural design of the

New Addition is contextually sympathetic to the original

architecture of the Carnegie Library

Restoration, Conversion, and Adaptive-Reuse

of the WINGHAM BRANCH of the


The Town of Wingham never built a Carnegie Library in the late 1800's or early 1900's. 

In the late 1980's, Chris Borgal Architect and his staff architect John Rutledge rehabilitated Wingham's original 1874 Temperance Hall into a new library facility.

In 2013, this library was re-named THE ALICE MUNRO LIBRARY.

The Interior Features of the



The elliptical arch (in the lower right photo) is the original proscenium arch from the Temperance Hall’s original stage.

The configuration of the six ceiling coffers was created from a pattern of wall paper borders that were on the original ceiling in the Temperance Hall.



John Rutledge Architect restored, converted &

adaptively-reused this building into Administration

Offices for Town & County Support Services now

known as OneCare Home & Community Support Services. “Before” photos to the Left, “After”

photos to the Right



The original waiting room was 22’-0’’ high (lower right photo).

A Second Floor (lower left photo) was constructed inside the original waiting room to internally expand the facility without having to add an addition to the building which conserved the original exterior.

A new stairway & new second floor balcony are interesting features of the Reception & Entrance

(top two photos).

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