Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Arsenault Barns, Abram-Village

     This farm is located off Route 11 in Abram-Village.  Georges Arsenault took these photos in 2007 and supplied the following information.  Thanks Georges!
     "These well kept barns are located in Abram-Village.  Leo S. Arsenault and his sons, Gilles and Jean-Guy, are the last farmers in Abram-Village.  
     The barn in the first picture (above) belonged to Aubin J.N. Gallant who lived about half a mile from Leo's place. In 1964, Leo and his father Sylvère bought the barn and had it hauled on their property. According to Adrus, Aubin's son, the beams were squared by hand. Leo tells me that it looks a bit younger than their old barn. So maybe it dates from around 1900.
      In the other photo (below), the first building is the granary and the older part of the big barn would date back to circa 1870."
"Here is an aerial photo below of the farm circa 1970."
Ferme Sylvère Arsenault, v. 1970

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