This barn was built in the early 1920s by the Schares Family using frame construction and balloon framing. Christina Schares homesteaded this property with the help of her five sons, three of whom were carpenters. When the Schares family owned this property, they used the barn for show horses. When Lloyd Meyer purchased the property from his father, Leo, he began to use the barn for dairy cattle. The barn is now only used for storage. This barn is one of two barns in this yard. Please click here to see the other barn in this yard.
The ventilators on the roof of the barn used to have white glass globes on the tips of the lightning rods. As well, there used to be metal horses on the back end of the weather vanes. These decorations were all shot off by Lloyd and his brothers when they were young. There is a Canadian centennial star on the east face of the barn for decoration. Lloyd bought the star at an auction and nailed to the barn. The barn was last painted on behalf of the realtor company that owned the property before the Meyers. The men hired to do the job stayed in one of the original homestead buildings on site.
Meyer, Lloyd. Personal communication. 14 Jun. 2016.
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Barn Condition: Good
Construction Date: Built in the early 1920s
Features: Two metal ventilators, weather vane, hay hood and hay track
Roof Shape: Gambrel
Decorations: No names or dates, centennial star on eastern face
Roof Covering: Metal roofing
Siding: Wooden clapboard siding
Additional Information on the Property
See the other Meyer/Schares barn.
Meyer, Catherine. “Meyer, Leo and Catherine”. Wagon Trails in the Sod: A History of the Heisler Area. 1st ed. Heisler: Heisler Historical Society, 1982. Print.