Built in 1911, this barn near Emerson, with a distinctive wooden tower on top, was used for raising foxes to supply the fur fashion industry. It has been sitting derelict for many years but, as of 2011, Emerson municipal officials are working to save and restore one of the last remaining examples of such buildings in Canada.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rempel Janz Fox Barn (RM of Hanover)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Langtry Fox Farm Tower (Stonewall, RM of Rockwood)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba
We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Wayne Arseny and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 March 2023
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