Steadman

History

Robert Steadman remembers when this barn got converted from a livestock barn to a granary. This would have occurred in the 1960s. At that point, the dirt floor in the barn got changed to cement. The door on the east side was also added so that augers could deposit and remove grain from inside the barn. The majority of the grain would have through the northern door into the loft. There is still a handmade grain chute in the loft.

Steadman, Robert. Personal communication. 18 Aug. 2016.

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

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This frame is of the eastern side of the barn. There is one door in the middle of this side of the barn. This barn did not have any stall windows on the eastern side of the barn.

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The south face of the barn has a sliding door for entry into the lower half of the barn. There are three windows on this face but not loft door.

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This frame shows the southern face of the barn.

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The most interesting feature of this barn is the fact that it was built into the bank. The foundation uses cement blocks and poured concrete to secure the wooden frame.

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The most interesting feature of this barn is the fact that it was built into the bank. The foundation uses cement blocks and poured concrete to secure the wooden frame.

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This frame is of the door on the South side of the barn on ground level.

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This frame was taken from the southern door looking North.

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This frame shows where the western stalls used to be. The wooden framing is encased by poured concrete and wooden timbers. Inside the barn, one would not be aware of the humidity and heat given off by the sun that day. The inside of the barn is a good five to ten degrees cooler than the outside air temperature.

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This frame shows the northern wall of the barn which is solid concrete. The floor inside the barn near North wall is about two meters below the surface. The metal structure coming out of the roof (the loft floor) is most likely a chimney for a wood-burning stove that would have sat in this corner (the north-western corner).

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The rest of the northern wall of the barn.

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This frame shows the eastern wall, which the ladder up into the lost is mounted on, and the southern wall of the barn.

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When the concrete was poured for the barn’s foundation, the timbers along the walls would have been part of the forms.

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This frame shows the northern face of the barn above ground.

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This structure is part of the chute that the Steadmans used to funnel grain into the ground floor when the barn was being used as a granary.

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This frame shows the loft of the barn and the western half of the roof. The roof is a gambrel shape because of the two sets trusses used to construct it.

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Location

52.428608, -111.509843                                             NW 10-40-11 W4.

Characteristics:

Barn Condition: Poor

Date Constructed: Unknown

Features: No features or decorations

Paint: No paint

Roof Shape: Gambrel

Roof Covering: Wooden shingles

Siding: Wooden shiplap

Foundation: Cement block

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