Around 1981, this barn in Neubergthal in the Municipality of Rhineland was featured in a Manitoba Co-operator series on rural buildings. The original caption for the photograph is given below.
The blending of old and new design ideas is evident in many rural buildings, a good example of this being this wellmaintained barn at New Bergthel (Neubergthal) in the Altona district. Reflecting the then-contemporary designs and materials adopted by western farms in the early part of this century, the barn of J. P. Klippenstein also carried forth the tradition of long narrow row of windows lighting along one side of barns found in the early Mennonite settlements of Manitoba. Built in 1928, the 82x30-foot barn cost $3,500 to construct.
The barn still stands, straight and true, as of 2015 and is being used as a private residence, art studio, and performing arts space. Also on the property is a restored Herdsman’s House.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Herdsman’s House (Neubergthal, Municipality of Rhineland)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bernhard Klippenstein Housebarn (Neubergthal, Municipality of Rhineland)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Peter Klippenstein Housebarn (Neubergthal, Municipality of Rhineland)
We thank Margruite Krahn and George Penner for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Bob Hainstock, Ed Ledohowski, and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 April 2021
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