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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Baldwin Barn (RM of Pembina)

The map location shown for this Historic Site of Manitoba is APPROXIMATE.
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Around 1981, this barn in the Rural Municipality of Pembina was featured in a Manitoba Co-operator series on rural buildings. The original caption for the photograph is given below.

Those who have traveled Highway No. 3 over the years will recognize the district roof-line of this large Ontario-styled barn located about one-half mile west of Manitou. Built in 1898 for William Baldwin, who had just arrived from an Eastern Canada farm, the barn features a gable or hip roof design that allows ventilation and light to be incorporated directly into the roof. Measuring 74 feet by 38 feet, the structure has housed the livestock of various Manitou farmers, including the Baldwins, Hamiltons, Rothenburgers, and Baergs. Today, the farm is rented by Bernie Driedger who uses the 84-year-old barn for his registered cattle. Built into the side of a small knoll, the foundation is of fieldstone and concrete. The spacious upper floor is reached via a short earth ramp on the east side of the building. Unfortunately, the years have not been kind to parts of the structure and unless major repairs are soon made to the foundation and roof, the familiar farm sight is expected to soon disappear.

No information is available on the present status of the building.

Baldwin Barn

Baldwin Barn (circa 1981)
Source: Bob Hainstock

Approximate Site Location (lat/long): N49.23665, W98.55641
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: 3 November 2014

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