Titus-Combs-Schweitzer-Loder

History

The quarter that this barn sits on was a CPR Quarter, see SE-05-45-13-W4 on the Selby School District map below. Please click here and see Page 12 and here to learn more about CPR Ready Made farms.

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Map of the Selby School District

“Youngstown and Selby School District No. 1545”. The Pleasant Country: Volume One          Killam and District 1903-1993. 1st ed. Killam: Killam Historical Society, 1993. Print.

Rolf Titus is the first is the first known inhabitant of the quarter.

In 1925, Harvey Dale Combs, originally from Council Bluff, Iowa, and Naomi Ethel (James), originally of Nebraska, bought the Titus’ farm and lived there until 1941. It was said that the house there was built by a bachelor named Willis who decided to return to England. This house still stands and is lived in today.

On December 12th, 1945, Paul (Toby) and Florence (nee McMahon) Schweitzer moved to the property. They bought it from Lena and George McPherson and the Schweitzers lived there for 27 years!

In August of 2017, Josh and Kelly Loder purchased the acreage. They cleaned up the barn and the yard to accommodate their horses. They removed the stalls on the north-east side of the barn to create more usable space, cleaned the barn’s loft, and painted various features of the barn a light teal – Kelly’s favourite colour. Kelly noted that after strong wind storms she and Josh often go around the outside of the barn looking for nails that have jutted out from the siding due to the wind.

Loder, Kelly and Josh. Personal communication. 4 Jun. 2018.

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

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This frame is of the eastern face of the barn.

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This frame shows a close-up of the loft’s hay door.

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This frame shows a close-up of the ground floor door in the eastern side of the barn.

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This frame shows the eastern face and norther half of the barn.

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

 

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

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This frame shows the western face of the barn.

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

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This frame shows the southern side of the barn.

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This frame is a close-up of the southern side of the barn.

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This frame shows a gate for a box stall and an old wagon wheel.

 

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This frame is of the eastern door of the barn. The photo was taken while standing in the center of the barn whilst looking East.

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This frame shows the north-eastern set of stalls. The walls for these stalls were removed to create more space.

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This frame shows the walkway through the barn. It was taken whilst standing in the eastern doorway. The door in the background of the frame is the western barn door.

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This frame shows the south-eastern set of stalls.

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This frame shows the south-western box stall. Kelly painted the gate a light teal colour.

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This frame shows the north-western box stall.

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This frame shows a close-up of a salt block holder in the north-western box stall. Kelly Loder has also painted this light teal.

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This frame shows the two doors in the middle of the barn on the northern half. The door on the left side of this frame is to the tack room and the door on the right is to the staircase.

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This frame peers into the tack room.

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This frame shows the inside of the tack room. Two black bins sit against the northern wall.

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This frame shows the side of the staircase to the barn’s loft. The Loder’s have pieces of tack hanging on hooks nailed to the staircase wall.

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This frame shows the staircase to the barn’s loft.

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This frame shows the top of the staircase in the barn. The roof in this frame is the northern half of the barn’s roof.

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This frame is of the inside of the eastern face of the barn.

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This frame shows parts of the southern set of rafters for the barn’s roof. The roof joins into the walls from the ground floor.

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This frame shows two “falling tongues” or shafts for a wagon. The neck yoke is also intact on one of the wagon shafts (the one on the left).

Location

52.845741, -111.843936                                  SE-05-45-13-W4

Characteristics

Barn Condition: Good

Construction Date: 1950’s

Features: None

Roof Shape: Gambrel

Paint: White

Decorations: None original, presently many light teal accents.

Roof Covering: Wooden shingles

Siding: Wooden drop siding

Foundation: Cement

Additional History on the Property

Rolf Titus Family History

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“Ney and Bertha Titus Family”. The Pleasant Country: Volume Two Killam and District                 1903-1993. 1st ed. Killam: Killam Historical Society, 1993. Print.

Harvey Dale and Naomi Ethel (nee James) Combs Family History

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“Harvey and Naomi Combs Family”. The Pleasant Country: Volume One Killam                            and District 1903-1993. 1st ed. Killam: Killam Historical Society, 1993. Print.

The Combs children attended the Selby rural school.

“Youngstown and Selby School District No. 1545”. The Pleasant Country: Volume One             Killam and District 1903-1993. 1st ed. Killam: Killam Historical Society, 1993. Print.

McPherson Family History

“Neil and Bertha McPherson Family”. The Pleasant Country: Volume Two Killam                          and District 1903-1993. 1st ed. Killam: Killam Historical Society, 1993. Print.

Paul (Toby) and Florence (nee McMahon) Schweitzer Family History

“Paul (Toby) and Florence Schweitzer Family”. The Pleasant Country: Volume Two                      Killam and District 1903-1993. 1st ed. Killam: Killam Historical Society, 1993.                    Print.

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