Architecture Feature [Published]
Photo caption from published version of 53-4355_007: "SLIT BARN - Built in 1850, the slit barn on M.W. Keefer's Blair estate, on the homestead occupied by W.F. Hussey, is the only one of its kind in Waterloo County. The slits are four inches wide outside and one foot inside. Their purpose is to lessen danger of spontaneous combustion in hay and in the early days of Indian fighting."
Image of slit barn and farmhouse from across gravel road. Stone fence visible in foreground.
Title supplied by Kitchener-Waterloo Record staff.
53-4355_003, 53-4355_007, 53-4355_008, 53-4355_009, 53-4355_010, 53-4355_012, 53-4355_013, 53-4355_014 and 53-4355_019 appeared on Page 11 of the Saturday, January 23, 1954 edition of the newspaper as part of the feature: "Prosperity Said Preordained - Settler's First Aim of Building Comfortable Home Still Remains."
The slit barn is located in Cambridge on the grounds of what is now the Rare Charitable Research Reserve.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection
1 photograph : b&w copy negative ; 8 x 10 cm
Waterloo (Ont. : Regional municipality)
North Dumfries (Ont.)
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection. Architecture Feature [Published]. 53-4355_007.