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Barns, Churches & Others

In early 1981, the Manitoba Co-operator newspaper, in collaboration with staff of the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, began publishing a series of short articles on rural buildings around the province. Over the course of two years, the paper profiled over 130 buildings, often based on suggestions from readers. Buildings had to be over 50 years old and could include farm houses, barns, town halls, commercial buildings, schools, and other agricultural structures. In 1985, a collection was subsequently published by Co-operator Editor Bob Hainstock in the book Barns of Western Canada: An Illustrated Century for which he received a Margaret McWilliams Award.

The Manitoba Historical Society is attempting to determine how many of the buildings featured in the original Co-operator series are still standing today. If you have information on any of the following buildings, please contact Gordon Goldsborough at webmaster@mhs.mb.ca.

Building

Municipality

Status (Year)

Agricultural College Barn

Winnipeg

Intact (2014)

Alexander Barn

Thompson

Intact (2018)

Allison Barn

Roland

Destroyed by fire (1994)

All Saint’s Anglican Church

Minto

Intact (2011)

Archer Barn

Elm Creek area

?

Armstrong Barn

Yellowhead

Intact (2015)

Baldwin Barn

Pembina

?

Beautiful Plains County Court House

Neepawa

Intact (2014)

Bellamy Barn

Virden area

?

Bjornson House

Riverton area

?

Brandon Experimental Farm Dairy Barn

Brandon

?

Brandon Experimental Farm Swine Barn

Brandon

?

Brown Barn

Dauphin

?

Brown Barn

Carberry area

?

Bru Frikirkju Lutheran Church

Lorne

Intact (2010)

Carpenter Housebarn

St. Francois Xavier

Intact (2014)

Christie Barn

South Cypress

?

Clifford Concrete Barn

North Norfolk

Demolished (2012)

Comte Barn

Lorne

Intact (2013)

Copping Barn

Rossburn area

?

Cornell Blacksmith Shop

Oak Lake

?

Cotton Barn

Kenville area

Demolished (2011)

Cotton Granary

Kenville area

Demolished (2011)

Crandell Barn

Crandall area

?

Cutting Barn

Elton

?

Davidson Barn

South Cypress

Intact (2013)

Deamel Barn

Pembina

Not found (2013)

Delorme House

St. Norbert area

?

Desharnais Barn

St. Pierre area

?

Doran Barn

Miniota

Collapsed (2005-2006)

Dube Barn

Pine Falls area (Alexander)

?

Dupont Barn

?

?

Dupont House

Winnipeg River

?

Dyck House

Steinbach

Mennonite Heritage Village Museum (?)

Ferguson Barn

Brandon area

?

Fillmore Barn

Clandeboye area

?

Forder Barn

Pipestone

Intact (2013)

Fox Barn

Balmoral, RM of Rockwood

Intact (2015)

Friesen Windmill

Steinbach

Mennonite Heritage Village Museum (reconstructed 2001)

Geysir Evangelical Lutheran Church

Arborg area

Destroyed by Fire (1983)

Glencora Castle

Ashern area

?

Govenlock Barn

Neepawa area

?

Grant’s Old Mill

Winnipeg

Intact (2014)

Hamilton House

Portage la Prairie

Fort la Reine Museum (2007)

Hamm Housebarn

Rhineland

Intact (2012)

Harper Barn

Brandon area

?

Hawkins Pump House

Balmoral area

?

Henwood Barn

Grandview area

?

Hill Barn (Bruce Barn)

Portage la Prairie

Intact (2014)

Hulbert House

Bethany area

Demolished

Iver Barn (Gervin Barn)

Albert

Intact (2014)

Izon Barn

Dauphin

Intact (2014)

Jackson Barn

Rosedale

Intact (2014)

Kane / Hamblin Barn

Montcalm

Intact (2015)

Klippenstein Barn

Neubergthal

Intact (2015)

Kranyk House

Sirko area

?

Lafournaise House

?

?

Landry Barn

?

?

Langtry Fox Farm Tower

Rockwood

Intact (2014)

Lewick House

Selkirk area

?

Logan Barn

Minto

Intact (2013)

Lothian Barn

Pipestone area

?

Maloney Silos

Carman area [Dufferin]

Intact (2012)

McLaren Farm

Carberry area

?

McNaughton Barn

Brookdale area

?

McPherson Barn

?

?

McQuay Barn

Dauphin

Disassembled (1984)

Mennonite Church

Winkler area

Mennonite Heritage Village Museum (?)

Minnedosa Agricultural Society Display Building

Minnedosa

Intact and Restored (2012)

Mooney Barn

Wawanesa area

?

Moody Barn

Morris area

?

Motheral Barn

Louise

Demolished (2010)

Mustard Seed Chapel

Matlock area

?

Neufeld Housebarn

Rhineland

?

Oblinski Barn

Darlingford area

?

O’Callaghan Barn

Prairie View

Demolished (?)

Octagonal Barn

Wawanesa area

?

Overwater Barn

St. Andrews

Demolished (?)

Ozol Barn

Libau area

Demolished (?)

Paterson Barn

Brandon area

?

Popke Farm

Rosebank area

?

Pritchard Barn

Holmfield area

?

Reeves Barn

Daly

Collapsed (2013)

Rempel Janz Fox Barn

Steinbach area

Intact (2015)

Robideaux Barn

Otterburne area

?

Rochan Barn

Macdonald

?

Rome Barn and Granary

Nesbitt area

?

Roper Barn

Hartney area

?

Rostrowski Barn

Poplarfield area

?

St. Andrew’s-on-the-Red Anglican Church

St. Andrews

Intact (2012)

St. Anthony’s Church

Camp Morton area

?

St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Bell Tower

Stuartburn

Intact (2013)

St. Francois Xavier Roman Catholic Church

St. Francois Xavier

Intact (2014)

St. Mary St. Alban Anglican Church

Pembina

Intact (2013)

St. Peter Dynevor Church

St. Clements

Intact (2011)

Sandison House

Elton

Intact (2010)

Sangster Barn

Langford

?

Scallion Stone Granary

Wallace

Intact (2013)

Sellers Barn

St. Francois Xavier

Intact (2014)

Shauman Barn

Lac du Bonnet area

?

Shields Barn

Brandon area

?

Shiloh United Church

Woodworth

Demolished (2014)

Sims Barn

Argyle area

?

Sinclair Barn

Gunton area

?

Stackwall Barn

Camp Morton area

?

Stelmach Farm

Riverton area [Bifrost]

Poor condition (2015)

Stone Smoke House

Virden area

?

Stonewall Post Office

Stonewall

Intact (2010)

Taylor Barn

Woodworth

?

Teichroeb Barn

Chortitz area

Mennonite Heritage Village Museum (?)

Teplyski Barn

Libau area

?

Thomson Barn

Hamiota area

?

Tone Grain Silo

DeSalaberry

Collapsed (2014)

Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception

Springfield

Intact (2012)

Ukrainian-style Barn

Vita area

?

Ukrainian-style House

Southeast Manitoba

?

Union Stockyards

St. Boniface

Demolished (?)

Upright Wooden Silo

North Norfolk

Demolished (late 1980s or early 1990s)

Van Horne Farm

East Selkirk area

?

Wardle Barn

Wallace

Demolished

Wasylyshen Granary

Grandview area

?

Whitemouth Canadian Pacific Railway Water Tower

Whitemouth

?

Wittick Barn

Hanover

?

Yakimishishyn Barn

Roblin area

?

Note: Buildings that could not be found at the location stated in the Butterfield (1994) report are identified here as “Not found.” If you know their location, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

See also:

Review: Bob Hainstock, Barns of Western Canada: An Illustrated Century by Tom Mitchell
Manitoba History, Number 14, Autumn 1987

Grain Elevators

The series “This Old Elevator” started in the Manitoba Co-operator in January 2016 and grain elevators featured in the series up to December 2019 are shown below.

Municipality

Location

Company

Publication Date

Altona

Altona

Manitoba Pool

22 August 2019

Arborg

Arborg

Manitoba Pool

5 September 2019

Argyle

Baldur

Manitoba Pool

3 December 2019

Neelin

United Grain Growers

25 May 2017

Beausejour

Beausejour

Manitoba Pool / United Grain Growers

24 May 2018

Bifrost-Riverton

Riverton

Manitoba Pool

25 October 2018

Boissevain-Morton

Boissevain

Manitoba Pool

16 June 2016

Croll

Manitoba Pool

3 May 2018

Brandon

Brandon

Cargill Grain

2 March 2017

Brenda-Waskada

Cranmer

United Grain Growers

1 November 2018

Goodlands

Manitoba Pool

4 July 2019

Medora

United Grain Growers

29 March 2018

Napinka

Manitoba Pool

8 June 2017

Brokenhead

Tyndall

Manitoba Pool

28 January 2016

Cartier

Dacotah

Paterson Grain

13 December 2018

Elie

Manitoba Pool

14 December 2017

Cartwright-Roblin

Cartwright

Manitoba Pool

23 August 2018

Mather

Manitoba Pool / United Grain Growers

6 June 2019

Dauphin (City)

Dauphin

All

22 March 2018

Dauphin (RM)

Durstan Family

None

14 June 2018

De Salaberry

Carey

Pioneer Grain

10 March 2016

Deloraine-Winchester

Dand

Manitoba Pool

19 April 2018

Deloraine

United Grain Growers

12 April 2018

Hathaway

Manitoba Pool

31 March 2016

Regent

Manitoba Pool

12 May 2016

Dufferin

Barnsley

Manitoba Pool

16 February 2017

Homewood

Manitoba Pool

1 March 2018

Stephenfield

Federal Grain

22 November 2018

Ellice-Archie

Chillon

Manitoba Pool / United Grain Growers

21 February 2019

McAuley

Manitoba Pool

20 June 2019

Elton

Forrest

Manitoba Pool

3 January 2019

Justice

Manitoba Pool

29 November 2018

Smart Siding

Manitoba Pool

22 December 2016

Emerson-Franklin

Dominion City

Manitoba Pool

7 July 2016

Fredensthal West

Manitoba Pool

19 September 2019

Ridgeville

Paterson Grain

16 March 2017

Ethelbert

Ethelbert

Manitoba Pool

31 August 2017

Gilbert Plains

Dutton

United Grain Growers / Manitoba Pool

11 August 2016

Glenella-Lansdowne

Arden

Manitoba Pool

6 September 2018

Grandview

Grandview

United Grain Growers

23 February 2017

Grassland

Argue

Ogilvie Flour Mills

13 April 2017

Elgin

United Grain Growers

29 June 2017

Fairfax

Paterson Grain

26 October 2017

Minto

Manitoba Pool / Paterson Grain

13 September 2018

Underhill

United Grain Growers

7 April 2016

Grey

Culross

Paterson Grain

13 October 2016

Elm Creek

Cargill Grain

13 July 2017

Fannystelle

Manitoba Pool / United Grain Growers / Paterson Grain

31 May 2018

Fannystelle

Private

5 May 2016

St. Claude

United Grain Growers

25 July 2019

Hamiota

McConnell

Manitoba Pool

16 November 2017

Oakner

Manitoba Pool

9 May 2019

Pope

National Grain

4 April 2019

Harrison Park

Newdale

United Grain Growers

5 April 2018

Sandy Lake

Manitoba Pool

12 September 2019

Headingley

Mile 10.6

Manitoba Pool

3 October 2019

Killarney-Turtle Mountain

Killarney

United Grain Growers

6 April 2017

Ninga

Manitoba Pool

27 November 2019

Lakeshore

Makinak

Manitoba Pool

1 February 2018

Rorketon

United Grain Growers

11 April 2019

Lorne

Altamont

United Grain Growers / Manitoba Pool

29 September 2016

Altamont

United Grain Growers / Federal Grain

8 February 2018

Hubbell

United Grain Growers

25 February 2016

Indian Springs

United Grain Growers

24 August 2017

Mariapolis

United Grain Growers

23 June 2016

Somerset

Manitoba Pool

27 October 2016

Swan Lake

Manitoba Pool / United Grain Growers / Paterson Grain

15 November 2018

Macdonald

Brunkild

United Grain Growers / Manitoba Pool

1 December 2016

Dipple Siding

Paterson Grain

5 October 2017

Domain

Manitoba Pool

30 May 2019

Hoffman

Private

24 March 2016

La Salle

Paterson Grain

4 January 2018

Sanford

Manitoba Pool

28 March 2019

McCreary

McCreary

United Grain Growers

21 June 2018

Minnedosa

Minnedosa

United Grain Growers

2 August 2018

Minto-Odanah

Clanwilliam

Manitoba Pool

7 September 2017

Moore Park

Manitoba Pool

15 February 2018

Rufford/Cordova

United Grain Growers

26 July 2018

Morris (RM)

Kane

United Grain Growers / Paterson Grain

8 December 2016

Lowe Farm

Manitoba Pool

27 April 2017

McTavish

Manitoba Pool

8 March 2018

Morris

Paterson Grain

4 May 2017

Smiths Spur

Reliance Grain / Manitoba Pool

10 November 2016

Sperling

Manitoba Pool

14 January 2016

Mossey River

Fork River

Manitoba Pool

2 May 2019

Winnipegosis

National Grain

28 April 2016

Mountain

Bellsite

United Grain Growers

26 April 2018

Birch River

United Grain Growers

11 February 2016

Neepawa

Neepawa

United Grain Growers

2 February 2017

Niverville

Niverville

None

17 January 2018

Norfolk Treherne

Dobbin Family

None

7 June 2018

Rathwell

Manitoba Pool

22 February 2018

Treherne

All

20 November 2019

North Cypress-Langford

Brookdale

Manitoba Pool

2 June 2016

Brookdale

United Grain Growers

3 March 2016

Fairview

All

 

Gregg

Scottish Co-operative Wholesale / Manitoba Pool

10 January 2019

Mentmore

Manitoba Pool

28 September 2017

Oberon

Manitoba Pool

17 March 2016

Petrel

United Grain Growers

16 May 2019

North Norfolk

Austin

Manitoba Pool

20 April 2017

Rossendale

United Grain Growers

21 December 2017

Sidney

Cargill Grain

26 May 2016

Northern Manitoba

Churchill

Government of Canada

12 July 2018

Oakland-Wawanesa

Rounthwaite / Nesbitt

Manitoba Pool

18 May 2017

Oakview

Moline

Manitoba Pool

21 January 2016

Pembina

Kaleida

Ogilvie Flour Mills / Manitoba Pool

13 June 2019

Manitou

Manitoba Pool

6 July 2017

Private (Windsor)

Private

9 March 2017

Pipestone

Pipestone

United Grain Growers

10 October 2019

Woodnorth

Manitoba Pool

11 January 2018

Portage la Prairie (RM)

Burnside

Manitoba Pool

12 January 2017

Curtis

Manitoba Pool

10 August 2017

Fortier

Manitoba Pool

18 April 2019

Oakville

Manitoba Pool

20 July 2017

Oakville

Manitoba Pool

12 October 2017

Rignold

United Grain Growers

1 September 2016

Prairie Lakes

Belmont

United Grain Growers

27 September 2018

Dunrea

Manitoba Pool

28 February 2019

Hilton

United Grain Growers

14 September 2017

Margaret

United Grain Growers / Manitoba Pool

24 January 2019

Ninette

Manitoba Pool

14 March 2019

Prairie View

Foxwarren

United Grain Growers

30 August 2018

Isabella

United Grain Growers / Manitoba Pool

19 January 2017

Quadra

Manitoba Pool

15 September 2016

Solsgirth

Manitoba Pool

31 October 2019

Rhineland

Gretna

Manitoba Pool

8 November 2018

Plum Coulee

Manitoba Pool

16 August 2018

Riding Mountain West

Angusville

United Grain Growers

20 October 2016

Silverton

United Grain Growers

9 August 2018

Ritchot

Ste. Agathe

Manitoba Pool

17 October 2019

Riverdale

Pendennis

Manitoba Pool

14 February 2019

Roblin

Bield

Manitoba Pool

21 July 2016

Roblin

Manitoba Pool

15 August 2019

Shortdale

United Grain Growers

9 February 2017

Rockwood

Argyle

Federal Grain

31 January 2019

Gunton

United Grain Growers

17 November 2016

Roland

Graham

Manitoba Pool

23 November 2017

Jordan

Manitoba Pool

19 October 2017

Myrtle

United Grain Growers

4 August 2016

Rosedale

Eden

Manitoba Pool

25 January 2018

Franklin

Manitoba Pool

28 June 2018

Kelwood

Manitoba Pool

21 September 2017

Rossburn

Birdtail

Manitoba Pool

30 March 2017

Vista

Manitoba Pool

7 March 2019

Rosser

Bergen

Manitoba Pool

17 May 2018

Russell-Binscarth

Binscarth

United Grain Growers

8 September 2016

Millwood

Manitoba Pool

11 July 2019

Russell

Manitoba Pool

18 October 2018

Selkirk

Selkirk

Manitoba Pool

29 August 2019

Sifton

Griswold

United Grain Growers

15 June 2017

Souris-Glenwood

Newstead

United Grain Growers

24 November 2016

Souris

United Grain Growers

3 November 2016

Springfield

Dugald

Manitoba Pool

27 June 2019

Glass

Scottish Co-operative Wholesale

15 December 2016

North Transcona

Parrish & Heimbecker

19 May 2016

St. Andrews

Netley

Manitoba Pool

15 March 2018

Stanley

Elias Family

Private

23 May 2019

Ste. Anne

Ste. Anne

United Grain Growers

8 August 2019

Swan River

Swan River

United Grain Growers

1 June 2017

Swan Valley West

Benito

All

21 March 2019

Cracknell

All

25 April 2019

Durban

Manitoba Pool

10 May 2018

Tache

Dufresne

Manitoba Pool

23 March 2017

The Pas

The Pas

Manitoba Pool

22 June 2017

Thompson

Deerwood

United Grain Growers

4 February 2016

Miami

Manitoba Pool

26 September 2019

Rosebank

United Grain Growers

17 January 2019

Two Borders

Cameron

Manitoba Pool

26 January 2017

Coulter

Manitoba Pool

5 January 2017

Elva

Lake of the Woods Milling

7 January 2016

Lyleton

Manitoba Pool

4 October 2018

Olmstead

Private

6 December 2018

Tilston

Manitoba Pool

9 June 2016

Victoria

Cypress River

Manitoba Pool / Paterson Grain

20 September 2018

Holland

Manitoba Pool

3 August 2017

Wallace-Woodworth

Hargrave

United Grain Growers / Manitoba Pool

7 February 2019

Harmsworth

Lake of the Woods Milling

14 April 2016

Kirkella

Manitoba Pool

9 November 2017

Virden Hargrave

Manitoba Pool

1 August 2019

WestLake-Gladstone

Beaver

United Grain Growers

20 December 2018

Cawdor

United Grain Growers

2 November 2017

Gladstone

United Grain Growers

6 October 2016

Golden Stream (Steele Bridge Farms)

Federal Grain

5 July 2018

Golden Stream (Steele Bridge Farms)

Federal Grain

19 July 2018

Katrime

Manitoba Pool

18 July 2019

Plumas

United Grain Growers

18 August 2016

Westroc

Manitoba Pool

28 July 2016

Whitehead

Alexander

Manitoba Pool

11 October 2018

Whitemouth

Elma

United Grain Growers

11 May 2017

Elma

United Grain Growers

30 November 2017

Whitemouth

United Grain Growers

30 June 2016

Winkler

Winkler

All

13 November 2019

Winnipeg

Fort Whyte

United Grain Growers

6 November 2019

Searle

Searle Grain

18 February 2016

Woodlands

Warren

Manitoba Pool

14 July 2016

Yellowhead

Bryd

Paterson Grain

21 April 2016

Glossop

Parrish & Heimbecker

22 September 2016

Menzie

National Grain

7 December 2017

Oakburn

Manitoba Pool

25 August 2016

Strathclair

United Grain Growers

17 August 2017

Sources:

We thank Ed Ledohowski for providing copies of the above profiles, and Bernice Still, Jean Ammeter, Glenn Elliott, David Gervin, Amy Cotton, Tod Rudge, Bernadine Brown, Madeleine Tone, Joyce Williamson, Elizabeth Martin, and Doug Irwin for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2019

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