Berg/Young

History

The W. Young family homesteaded the quarter the barn sits on in 1905. It was next owned by Jack Young until 1952. Jack Young sold the property to his nephew Bruce Young and Bruce’s wife Adelpha. Bruce and Adelpha moved there from the Chamber’s Place west of Killam, AB. Bruce and Adelpha lived on the Young homestead until 1978 when Adelpha moved into Killam. The Hammer family owned the property from a long time after the Youngs; however, it is unclear when the Hammers purchased the property. There were a few owners following the Hammers but, in 2007, the Bergs purchased what is now an acreage with the Young’s barn still standing on it.

The barn was built by the Youngs, most likely Jack Young, in the early 1900s. Mrs. Hammer used the barn for her rodeo horses while she owned the barn. The Bergs had horses, which would sometimes frequent the barn, up until 2015. The barn is now empty except for storage and occasionally some livestock.

Berg, John . Personal communication. 26 Jul. 2016

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This frame shows the northern face of the barn.

 

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This frame shows the northern face of the barn and a portion of the western half of the barn’s roof.

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The integrity of the field stone and cement foundation has been compromised as a result of time and the elements. In the future, it is likely that the breakdown of the foundation will be the ruin of the barn.

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On the western side of the barn there is another entrance to the loft.

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

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This frame is of the southern face of the barn.

 

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This frame shows the northern face of the barn and the eastern half of the barn’s roof. The access door on the east side of the barn provides access to the inside of the barn on ground floor.

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This frame shows a close up of the access door on the eastern face of the barn.

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This frame shows the eastern wall of the barn. There used to be stalls in the area pictured that ran from the eastern wall to the posts on the right corner of this frame.

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On the eastern wall is an enclosed chute for chop. The chop box is directly above this chute in the loft. The hole for scooping out chop has been covered up.

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The staircase to the loft is in the south-eastern corner of the barn. This staircase has been boarded off because it is unsafe.

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Although the wooden stalls have been removed, the concrete is still in very good condition under the area where the eastern set of stalls would have sat.

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This frame shows two of the stalls on the western half of the barn

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This frame was taken while in the barn’s loft and is of the southern face of the barn.

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This frame is of the western half of the barn’s roof. The bale door on the western roof is also visible.

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This barn uses wooden trusses to hold up the roof. The timbers covering the roof are spaced further apart so that less wood could be used while constructing the barn.

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This is the upper portion of the staircase in the south-eastern corner of the barn.

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This structure is the chop box. It is located above the chop chute in the north-eastern corner of the loft.

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This frame is of the northern face of the barn. The metal chimney is for the heater that the Hammer family installed.

Location

52.645986, -111.826764                                         NW 28-42-13 W4

Characteristics

Barn Condition: Good

Construction Date: Unknown, early 1900s

Features: Dormer, metal ventilator, weather vane.

Roof Shape: Gambrel

Paint: Brown

Decorations: No names or dates

Roof Covering: Metal

Siding: Wooden shiplap

Foundation: Concrete and stone

ADDITIONAL HISTORY ON THE PROPERTY

Jack Young was good friends with his neighbour Jake Lewis, whose barn is also featured in this database.

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Chevraux, Sharleen M.”Chapter 4″. The Ten Dollar Bets. 1st ed. Winnipeg: Inter-                             Collegiate Press, 1967. Print.

 

“The first members of the Young family in the Killam district arrived in 1906 from. . .”

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Chevraux, Sharleen M.”Chapter 4″. The Ten Dollar Bets. 1st ed. Winnipeg: Inter-                             Collegiate Press, 1967. Print.

 

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“Mr. and Mrs. Walter Young”. Sedgewick Sentinel: A History of Sedgewick and                            Surrounding Districts. 1st Ed. Sedgewick: Sedgewick Historical Society, 1982. Print.

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