Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 33

Anderson Barn
NW 20-11-18W,
Forrest area

Anderson Barn
Designation Date: November 6, 1989
Designation Authority: Elton (R.M.)
Present Owner: privately owned

The Anderson Barn, with its vertical board-and-batten siding, fieldstone lower level with earthen ramp, and gable roof, is an excellent and well-preserved example of the Southern Ontario barn tradition brought to Manitoba as settlers moved west in the late nineteenth century. The barn retains virtually all the interior features that made it a state-of-the-art facility in its time. Its builder, William Anderson, originally from Elora, Ontario, settled on the site in 1889 and the property has been in the Anderson family since that time.