1932 Farm Building
Activies Set New
Record for District
Nearly 200 New Houses and Barns
Erected in Fort William
By Arnott A. Toole
The Fort William Daily Times-Journal
Saturday, December 10, 1932
The farmers of the Fort William section of Thunder Bay spent more than
$100,000 in building construction during the past year, 1932. In spite of the
depression, and district farmers have the imprint of it on their backs the same
as persons in other vocations, this year 1932 has seen more extensive building construction than any other year in the history of Thunder Bay.
It is doubtful if any part of Canada can rival the Fort William section of Thunder Bay in its 1932 development and in the number of new barns and houses, that dot the farms of Thunder Bay rural areas. It is evidence that local farmers have faith in this country as a farming area. Is is evidence of enlarging farm operations, requiring better and bigger barns for livestock and poultry. It is evidence of improved financial conditions on the part of our farmers, making the construction of better homes and also the construction of other buildings possible.
The extensive construction in the rural areas of the Fort William section will come as a revelation not only to our farmers, but to the citizens of Fort William. It is conclusive proof that this district is seeing rapid development at the present time, even more rapid than the best optimists would have credited.
This survey recently conducted by the Ontario department of agriculture, Fort William, specifies 150 new buildings constructed during 1932. Of this number, 75 at least, are of a major construction nature. Doubtless a few buildings of a major nature were missed in the survey and also many small buildings and additions. This survey does not include construction work on the part of the new settlers under the present relief and colonization scheme, under which 20 or more farmers have settled on the land. It does not include the development at Vickers Heights nor on the Jarvis location. What natural resource in this district is making as much headway as is agriculture!
Among the district projects noted are the following:
- Frank White, Kakabeka Falls, modern bungalow house, still unfinished 24' x 32' in size.
- Ivar Tornblom, Stanley, barn dairy, 24' x 50' with 3' concrete walls, metallic roofing and siding.
- E. Caren, Stanley, barn 40' x 60', lumber, hip roof, remodeled house and garage.
- Vic. Lindahl, Kakabeka Falls, built chicken hatchery, including 2 or 3 buildings.
- D. Beille, Rosslyn Village, house, 24' x 30', brick.
- J. Harrison, Rosslyn, poultry house, 24' x 100' for 1000 hens, also frame house, 2 stories.
- G. Laidler, Rosslyn Village, barn, L shaped dairy barn, sheet metal roof, concrete floor, accommodation, 20 head of stock and 30 tons of feed.
- Manson Campbell, Kakabeka Falls, barn, 30' x 50'.
- Dennis Wheal, Hymers, frame house, 24' x 30'.
- Arthur Hayward, Scoble, building frame barn, banked, 30' x 46'.
- James Couch, Gillies, new store at South Gillies.
- Wm. Klomp, Blake, modern dairy barn, 36' x 60', hip roof.
- John Randle, Blake, house, 2 story, brick.
- L. Barrie, Paipoonge, frame house.
- J. Erickson, Paipoonge, frame cottage.
- Piper farm, new barn, 35' x 60'.
- J. O. Sandstrom, Paipoonge, hog house, 14' x 30', metal roof.
- A. McClusky, Paipoonge, frame blacksmith shop, also new house.
- C. W. Cox, Strange, modern frame barn, 40' x 100', hip roof.
- Fred Zimmerman, Blake, completing new modern stock and hay barn.
- J. Hodowich, Paipoonge, addition to green house, 20' x 50'.
- Jas. Maley, Paipoonge, new dairy stable, 30' x 58'.
- J. Reivonen, Lybster, new modern dairy barn, 32' x 60', concrete floor.
- New school at Hymers, number 2.
- D. C. Garver, Paipoonge, new poultry house, 20' x 80'.
- F. Scollie, Paipoonge, started new barn, 28' x 70', upper construction to be finished in 1933.
- Erle King, Neebing, new house at Point de Meuron, modern construction.
- Earl Gray, Paipoonge, new house, frame.
- Wes Hymers, Gillies, new store, frame.
- Colin Campbell, O'Connor, modern barn, for crop and stock.
- J. P. Doherty, O'Connor, cottage type house, frame construction.
- T. Liddicoat, Gillies, frame house, 22' x 24'.
- Alex. Bunt, Blake, modern frame house.
- Harry Venasky, Blake, stock barn, 40' x 60', metal roof, root house.
- Jack Hamilton, Blake, addition to chicken house, 16' x 30', also remodeled house.
- Nick Wanzuk, Blake, dairy barn, 40' x 60', frame, metal roof.
- D. McCall, Scoble west, new frame barn, 33' x 60'.
- C. Kamstra, South Gillies, modern chicken house, 18' x 40'.
- George Zweep, South Gillies, combination frame and log barn, 28' x 40'.
- C. Mannisto, Wamsley, modern frame house, 42' x 28'.
- A. Salo, Pardee, frame barn, 34' x 34', 46' high.
- F. Granlund, Pearson, house.
- Geo. Maki, Wamsley, frame house, 24' x 28'.
- C. Coulson, Pearson, frame house, 24' x 24'.
- J. Kerkermeier, Pearson, hay barn and stable, 20' x 40'.
- E. Richter, Pearson, frame house.
- A. Richter, Pearson, frame house.
- S. S. Number 3, Pearson, new school house, 30' x 34'.
- Thos. Earl, O'Connor, frame house, 30' x 30', stone basement.
- Claude Campbell, O'Connor, modern barn, built 1931, completed 1932, steel roof.
- C. E. Hill, modern dairy barn, built 1931, completed 1932, concrete foundation, steel roof.
- Mr. Ferguson, Pearson, frame cottage.
- A. Erricson, Pearson, frame cottage.
- T. Mighton, Pearson, banked barn, stone foundation, 45' x 60'.
- Alf Cooper, Neebing, frame house, concrete basement.
- H. Baydick, Neebing, frame house, small barn.
- G. Shaw, Neebing, chicken house, frame bungalow.
- L. Maysby, Neebing, frame house.
- H. Wood, Neebing, frame hay barn, metal roof.
- Ernest Dawdy, Stanley, large new frame house.
- I. Silvaggio, Sellers, frame barn, 20' x 30'.
- Phil Berry, Flint, 1 1/2 story frame house, barn, frame and log, steel roof.
- P. Blaskin, O'Connor, frame construction house, log stable.
- A. Sharpe, O'Connor, house, frame construction.
- M. Macki, W. Pearson, frame barn and stable, 24' x 60'.
- J. Loukinen, W. Pearson, frame house, 18' x 26', stable, 20' x 24'.
- H. Oakley, Paipoonge, cow barn, concrete floor.
- J. Armstrong, Stanley, house, 16' x 24', lumber.
- Mrs. W. Schilling, Gillies, frame barn, 16' x 30'.
- M. Green, Paipoonge, small frame house.
- T. Carter, Scoble, new house.
- C. Christenen, Scoble, new barn.
- K. Smith, Stanley, small house and garage, lumber.
- Carl Peck, R. R. No. 1, Rosslyn, small house, near Smith's saw mill.
- Webster Smith, Stanley, small frame house, near Smith's saw mill.
- George Smith, Stanley, small frame house, near Smith's saw mill.
- J. Carlson, Blake, log house and implement house, frame.
- S. Schewchuk, Paipoonge, new frame barn.
- Robt. Carlson, Stanley, small house, lumber.
- Russell Mayotte, Stanley, built house 1931, finished 1932.
- A. Thomas, Strange, frame hen house.
- W. Stadey, O'Connor, new frame house, unfinished.
- Fred Olsen, O'Connor, new barn, log and frame.
- I. Stevenson, O'Connor, hay shed with metal roof.
- R. Burrows, O'Connor, log and frame barn.
- J. Kuusisto, Lybster, log barn.
- Jacob Pelto, hen house, lumber.
- Victor Ilkka, Lybster, new barn, lumber and log.
- Hjalmer Erickson, Lybster, lumber hen house.
- Martti Taulu, W. Pearson, dairy barn, 20' x 22'.
- Jack Loukola, W. Pearson, horse stable, 24' x 24'.
- Gust Matson, W. Pearson, log chicken house, 14' x 34'.
- Eino Klemola, W. Pearson, log house, 18' x 24'.
- Lahtinen, W. Pearson, log house, 28' x 30'.
- C. Edwards, Sellers, house.
- E. Wirta, Wamsley, new granary, lumber.
- Oscar Peltonen, W. Pearson, root house and implement shed combined, 16' x 18'.
- A. Garbutt, house, log construction.
- Emil Sepanary, Blake, log chicken house.
- Steve Lesovich, 3 room cottage.
- J. Sedor, Blake, addition to barn and house.
- Tony Kowalchuk, Paipoonge, new log house.
- L. Olsen, Pearson, chicken house.
- W. Godfrey, Neebing, frame chicken house.
- J. Magus, Neebing, log root house.
- J. Dennie, Neebing, concrete root house.
- G. Otoba, Neebing, chicken house, metal roof.
- John Gleegon, Blake, new frame hay barn.
- Geo. Mehegen, Blake, addition to house.
- Mr. Major, Paipoonge, new log barn, house and garage.
- Fred Danis, Blake, log house.
- Steve Kobas, Blake, good log house.
- R. S. Goodfellow, Neebing S., frame granary.
- Mr. Halverson, S. Neebing, new frame house.
- P. Green, S. Neebing, addition to house.
- U. Piilo, Strange, log barn and house.
- S. Myslicki, Blake, root house.
- S. Sillanpaa, Strange, new log house.
- J. Lippimaki, Strange, new large log house.
- D. Vitrucki, Blake, frame barn.
- E. Vibert, Rosslyn Village, completed a tile barn to accommodate chickens and cows, 16' x 20'.
- M. Fouli, Pearson W., log barn, 20' x 24'.
- L. Kivela, Pearson W., house, 18' x 24'.
- T. Oksanen, Pearson W., 16' x 18'.
- G. Strandberg, Blake, frame ice house.
- D. Rea, Blake, house, not completed.
- M. Hanchryk, log house.
- A. Black, Pearson, barn 16' x 20'.
- Albert Holt, Pearson, log house, 13' x 20'.
- P. Warder, Gillies, remodelling barn.
- M. Hall, Stanley, log house, 22' x 24'.
- Alfred Sitch, Hymers, frame house, 16' x 20', log stable, 16' x 16'.
- H. Wheal, Hymers, frame implement shed, 15' x 20'.
- H. Craig, Nolalu, log chicken house, 12' x 14'.
- M. Nakonechny, Rosslyn village, new granary.
- T. Ridler, Rosslyn village, new granary and other small buildings.
- W. Drazecky, Stanley, glass verandah, 6' x 22'.
- R. Smith, Stanley, house, 16' x 20', lumber.
- M. Abbott, Murillo, chicken house.
- E. Olsen, Stanley, log root house, 18' x 20'.
- Alf. Perkins, Stanley, log and lumber root house.
- G. Shurget, Stanley, chicken house.
- C. Kukkee, Stanley, tile pump house, 8' x 10'.
- Harry Martinson, Fort William, log cabin at Stanley.
Bill Martin, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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