Erickson-Li

History

This land was originally owned by Sam and Clara Erickson. Sam and his six brothers: Nels, Chris, Eric, Lars, Ted, and Alberta, and two sisters: Ida and Tilda, came to the Killam area in 1905 from Westbrook, Minnesota. Sam and Clara had five children: Rolf, Harold, Ester, Wilfred, and Walter. Walter Erickson farmed the original homestead starting in 1947. The barn was built using frame construction and platform framing.

Comso Li moved the acreage in August of 2012. Upon arrival, they cleaned out the loft, created a cold room, covered some of the walls in plywood, and painted the eastern face red. They have used the barn for storage and as a work space since they arrived.

Li, Cosmo. Personal communication. 12 Jul. 2017.

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This frame shows the eastern face of the barn.

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This frame shows the eastern face and southern side of the barn.

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This frame shows the southern side and western face of the barn.

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This frame shows part of the western face and northern side of the barn.

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This frame shows the northern side and the eastern face of the barn.

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This frame shows the inside of the door on the western face of the barn.

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This frame shows the cold room that the Li family made in the northern half of the barn.

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This frame shows the staircase to the loft in the north-eastern corner of the barn. Notice the few inches that the added wooden bracing creates on the staircase.

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This frame shows the chalk name written on the beam in the middle of the barn on the southern side of the barn.

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This frame shows another name written in chalk on the beam supporting the southern half of the loft floor.

Location

52.769155, -111.892505                                     SE 12-44-14-W4

Characteristics

Barn Condition: Good

Construction Date: 1937

Features: Hay hood, hay track, hay carrier

Roof Shape: Gambrel

Paint: Red with white trim

Decorations: No names of dates

Roof Covering: Metal

Siding: Wooden shiplap

Foundation: Cement

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