Nov 17, 2011

The Prairie Barn

I know, I know - hardly mid century.  But there is nothing more beautiful, more elementally modern in both form and ornament than a prairie barn.  A collection from my travels in Alberta the last few months. 

CPR barn - near Vulcan

patchwork barn - Mile 34

raise the roof - near Milo

barn exoskelton - Mercoal

red barn (1918) - near nowhere 

log barn - near Edson

CPR barn - near Champion

griege barn - near Vulcan

ventilated barn - near nowhere

bird's barn - near Milo

arched barn - near Evansburg

barn face (see it?) - near Carmangay



Pam Kueber said...

These photographs are GORGEOUS!!!! You are very talented - this made my day!

N. Black said...

Hi Laura.

I discovered your blog while on vacation in Portland of all places as I had time on my hands to research Calgary's architectural heritage and what's being done to preserve it. I have incorporated this topic into my studies towards my Masters in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University and would appreciate the chance to speak to you in particular about Calgary's mid-century bungalow and it's future.

I hope this message reaches you. You can contact me at

Thanks and I look forward to speaking with you.

~ Nancy Black

Laura said...

Pam - thank you! We are losing a lot of our barns here in Alberta so I think it's important to document as many as possible.

Nancy - I would love to talk with you further about the fate of the MCM bungalow. I will send you an email.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots, and thank you for preserving their memory!

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