Bay St. George South Historical Society
The Legge Homestead is a wooden, two-and-one-half storey house in Cartyville, NL. Built circa 1905, it is a rare example of an early twentieth century farmhouse in the Bay St. George region and, indeed, in the entire province.Since it’s designation as a Heritage Structure in April 2013, by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Bay St. George South Historical Society has been committed to restoring and preserving The Legge Homestead (generously donated to the Historical Society by Eric Legge), as a historical site that will remember and honour the influence farming has had on our communities. Seen above with many repairs complete, including a new roof, driveway, and wooden exterior doors.
The Bay St. George South Historical Society is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors with a vision to preserve the past for present and future generations. The Society promotes awareness and identifies key historical sites, research genealogy, record events and stories from the past, while enhancing the thirst for learning and growth in the community. The Society appreciates the seniors for the wealth of wisdom and information they can provide and the youth for their vision of this society’s future.
The Legge Homestead was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2013.