The first settlers in the Antler region were French and Belgian and arrived in 1892. In 1900 the railroad line came through Antler. A post office was also established the same year. A school was built in 1901, but replaced by a new school in 1918. The first elevator was built around 1900 and others followed in 1906-1907. In 1913 a Merchants Bank of Canada was constructed. It became a Bank of Montreal in 1922, but the building was sold in 1936 when it was used for doctors’ offices and later as a residence. (Last picture – two-story brick building). In 1908 the Methodist Church was built. I’m guessing the church closed in the 1990s. The peak population of the town was 171 in 1926. The decline of the town began in the 1960s. The school closed in 1969 and the building sold to a local farmer in 1975. Antler’s current population is about 40.