Senneville Barn Dome by Jeffrey Lindsay

Senneville Barn Dome by Jeffrey Lindsay

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  • Robert Duchesnay (archive creator)
  • Jeffrey Lindsay & Associates (architectural firm)


Senneville Barn Dome by Jeffrey Lindsay

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 3 photographies
  • 0.01 l.m. document textuel

Scope and Content

The photograph, taken in 1954, depicts a detail of the Senneville Barn Dome, also known as The Barn Dome, while under construction. It shows an interior view of the geodesic wood structure including one of the triangles covered by a fibrous membrane of glass that enveloped the original structure, which today has been replaced with metal sheets. A man in the photograph, who is working on the assembling the structure, is probably the owner of the land, John Hackney, who commissioned the architect Jeffrey Lindsay to build the dome to serve as a barn.

The photograph is accompanied by a documentary file which contains photocopies of documents taken from the Senneville archives (Plot Plan, Application for Permit to Build, Memorendum) and two recent photographs of the building (Robert Duchesnay, photographer, April 2004).


La photographie présente un détail du Senneville Barn Dome, dit aussi The Barn Dome, en construction en 1954. Elle montre, depuis l'intérieur, la structure géodésique de bois dont l'un des triangles est recouvert d'une membrane de fibre de verre qui enveloppait la structure à l'origine, aujourd'hui disparue et remplacée par des feuilles de métal peint. On aperçoit de plus la silhouette d'un homme travaillant à assembler la structure, vraisemblablement le propriétaire du terrain et client John Hackney, qui a commandé à Jeffrey Lindsay (Montréal, 1924-Los Angeles, 1984), architecte, le dôme en question pour s'en servir comme étable.

La photographie est accompagné d'un dossier documentaire contenant des photocopies de documents tirés des archives de Senneville (Plot Plan, Application for Permit to Build, Memorendum) et deux photographies récentes de l'édifice (Robert Duchesnay, photographe, avril 2004).

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

  • The photograph was the property of John Hackney until his death in 2003. It was then offered, in April 2004, to Robert Duchesnay by the Estate, who then donated it to the CCA in May of the same year. _____________________ Le document a été la propriété de John Hackney jusqu'à son décès en 2003. Il a été offert en avril 2004 à Robert Duchesnay par la succession, qui l'a à son tour donné au CCA en mai de la même année.


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    • Reference Number: ARCH252599
    • Title: Photographs of Senneville Barn Dome and accompanying material, Senneville, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1954-2004
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Jeffrey Lindsay & Associates (photographer)
    • Jeffrey Lindsay & Associates (architectural firm)
    • Robert Duchesnay (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)


    Senneville Québec Canada

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Robert Duchesnay/
    Gift of Robert Duchesnay


    © 1954 Jeffrey Lindsay & Associates


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