Eivinsen/Kamil

History

This barn was built from 1930-1933 by Ole Eivinsen. For more information on the building of the barn you can read an account by Edwin Eivinsen below. The property was bought by Spatzi and Olga Kamil in 1998. They used the barn over the years for sheep, horses, donkeys, and chickens. Presently the barn is used for storage.

Kamil, Spatzi and Olga. Personal communication. 19 Jul. 2016.

Past Written History and Photos

The following scanned pages are original written work completed by Edwin Eivinsen and are about the building of the barn on the SW 35-45-16 W4.

Eivisen, Ole. Story-page-001Eivisen, Ole. Story-page-002Eivisen, Ole. Story-page-003eivisen-ole-story-page-004-2-e1494005136218.jpg

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Present Day Photos

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This frame shows the eastern face of the barn. The barn has a hay hood and hay track, a cupola, and a field stone foundation.

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This door, on the southern half of the barn, was used for lifting bales out of the barn’s loft.

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This rock pile was laid after the barn was constructed to help support the dirt around the foundation. It is visible in the older set of photos.

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This frame shows the southern half of the barn’s roof.

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This frame shows the western face of the barn and the southern half of the barn’s roof.

 

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This frame shows the northern half of the barn’s roof.

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The barn was built by Ole Eivinson, a Norwegian immigrant, all by hand using large timbers.

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The tack hangers are all hand carved and very sturdy.

 

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This frame was taken while inside the western half of the barn. The western half of the barn was used for milk cows. The stalls in that end run north-south. There is room for six cows in this section of stalls.

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All of the stalls have mangers with their own hay chute.

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The foundation is starting to crumble due to its age.

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The stairs case to the loft is located in the south-eastern corner of the barn.

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This frame was taken inside the loft of the barn from the east and looking west.

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The barn’s roof is supported with curved timbers are cross bracing.

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It is very impressive that the barn has an arched roof shape when it was built in 1933. Arched roofs are very difficult to built without modern glued laminated timbers.

Location

52.918108, -112.224299                                         SW 35-45-16 W4

Characteristics

Barn Condition: Good

Construction Date:1930-1933

Features: Hay hood and hay track, one cupol

Roof Shape: Arched

Paint: Red

Decorations: No names or dates

Roof Covering: Metal

Siding: Metal

Foundation: Field stone

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