Bygone Barn

We came across this barn while traveling from Waterton National Park to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park last year. It is located in the Milk River area.

The barn is known as a bank barn. It is built into a hill which provides access on two levels. The hill side doors open into the main section of the barn. The opposite, lower level is usually used a stable. In this barn, the roof is too low for animals. The small doors and number of windows mean it was likely a dwelling at some point. The barn features a gambrel roof and field stone foundation. This style was common around 1885 and into the 1890s.

 

2 thoughts on “Bygone Barn

  1. Nice old barn. My great-grandfather had one like this in Upstate New York. The bottom floor was a stable and you could drive a team and wagon into the main floor. I don’t know when his was built, sometime in the late 1800s, but it has since been lost to time.

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