Around 1981, this barn in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale was featured in a Manitoba Co-operator series on rural buildings. The original caption for the photograph is given below.
For about 15 years, this big barn on the Jackson farm was one of the largest in the area and held more than its share of local dances. Built in 1923 by J. B. Jackson, each wing measures 34 feet in width and about 80 feet along one side, and 56 feet along the other. The second level is still easy to get to for either farm operations or dance crowds, with a big, wide earth ramp still in place after nearly 60 years of use. The dances stopped in the late 1930s and the barn slowly changed over to a dairy operation. A complete remodeling of the interior took place in 1962 for a modern dairy operation and in 1978 a new steel roof replaced the cedar shingles of another era. Located about one-and-a-half miles south of Eden, a mid-afternoon sun’s reflection on a shiny new roof sends motorists on Highway No. 5 a clear signal where the Jackson farm sites. It was almost 100 years ago that the Jackson farm was homesteaded by the current owner’s great grandfather who came to the region from Ontario and brought with him strong affections for, and strong ideas about barns. N. M. Jackson left the dairy business in 1979 and the well-maintained L-shaped structure is presently vacant.
As of December 2014, the barn is still standing and in active use for accommodating livestock.
Jackson Barn (circa 1981)
Source: Bob Hainstock
Jackson Barn (June 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N50.35121, W99.47203
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Co-operator Rural Buildings Series
We thank Cheryl Beaumont and Debbie deKoning for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Bob Hainstock, Ed Ledohowski, and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 June 2018
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