Iconic Round Barn by Larry Trupp
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This Iconic Round Barn is a Landmark in the Belle Plains District northwest of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Better seen enlarged HERE

Today this 105 year old building site is on private land owned by the Bruce Family. This iconic round barn was initially built in 1907 by Mr. R.Hill, who came to the Belle Plains District from Iowa, USA. The Round barn was a 12 sided structure reaching 65 feet in height, and 60 feet in diameter, constructed by fir framing and cedar siding. The original design included 20 horse stalls along the perimeter, a central feeding and hay lift system on a concrete floor. This barn is quite unique, as the Yellowhead Trail crosses through the land, and it is now the last one standing in Manitoba. The cupola that capped the roof can be reached by the spiral stairs inside, that reaches the top. From here you could see for miles from this vantage point. The cupola was victim to a tornado in 1922, which sliced the cupola off…It has since been reattached. The present owners use the barn to feed their Aberdeen Angus cattle….Info gleaned from the Central Plains Herald Leader.

Canon XTi, w 55mm Lens, AV 10.0, Shutter speed 1/200, ISO 400.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • trish725
    trish725over 1 year ago

    Wonderful work, Larry :-)

  • Hi Trish, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • trish725
    trish725over 1 year ago

  • Hi Trish,
    I appreciate the Feature
    I am honored and delightrd …Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 1 year ago

    You don’t see this sight every day. Great find Larry.

  • Hi Al, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Very nice! Love the tilted cupola!

  • Hi Dot, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    This is extraordinary!! There are a couple of these around these parts, one in a state of near-collapse, but they are surrounded by junked cars & farm machinery of one sort or another, never by cattle! Excellent image, Larry! Happy New Year!!

  • Hi TSheila, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments
    As well as the courtesy of a fave, all the best in 2013 BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    WOW wonderful photograph!!! Happy New Year Larry :)))))))))))

  • Hi Vicki, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • fortner
    fortnerover 1 year ago

    Great find and photo Larry ….really nice !!!

    Ray

  • Hi Ray, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW
    Hope all is well in your parts

    – Larry Trupp

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Great image of a very unique old barn, my sister lives in a round house but I have never seen a round barn.

  • Hi Byron, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments
    As well as the courtesy of a fave BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    I have never seen one of these before – great shot and description, Larry

  • Hi Shulie, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • Penny Rinker
    Penny Rinkerover 1 year ago

    Great image. You don’t see too many round barns. Nice capture

  • Hi Penny, glad you liked it
    I appreciate your kind comments BTW

    – Larry Trupp

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