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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cutting Barn (RM of Elton)

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Around 1981, this barn in the Rural Municipality of Elton was featured in a Manitoba Co-operator series on rural buildings. The original caption for the photograph is given below, although no information is available on the present status of the building.

Abandoned for the past 25 years, this tidy barn of brick and steel located eight miles east of Rivers remains straight and true despite 80 years of age. According to local researchers, Ernest and Allan Cutting constructed the barn soon after arriving from England in 1900. The bricks came from R. Hales’ brickyard in Rapid City about eight miles away, as did the steel. The Cutting brothers kept about 14 head of horses in the structure which measures about 24 feet by 28 feet. They sold the farm to T. L. Davis in 1920, who in turn sold the property 33 years later. The steel gambrel roof and hay pulley system appear to be in excellent condition, although some deterioration is evident in the interior framing. The site is located on Highway 25 about three miles from the junction of Highway 10.

Cutting Barn

Cutting Barn (circa 1981)
Source: Bob Hainstock

Approximate Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.01940, W100.00356
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Co-operator Rural Buildings Series


This page was prepared by Bob Hainstock, Ed Ledohowski, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2021

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