Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

The Inglewood Barns


Red Barn

Nobody expects to see a barn in the middle of the city. I have found two in Inglewood and each of them have a story behind them.

The red barn is just west of the old National Hotel on 10th Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets South East. Originally built as an addition to the National to stable horses belonging to the guests. Later used as an auction house, the barn has languished in the past few years as evidenced in Todd Korol’s photo in a February article in Swerve. The barn looks much improved and the current tenants may know something about preserving antiques. By the sign on the front for Double S Antiques & Collectables, it looks like Scott and Sheldon from TV’s Canadian Pickers have a new home base.

White Barn

The white barn has a less auspicious history compared to the red barn, but it is interesting none the less. Located north of Ninth Avenue on Fourteenth Street South East, it sits quietly between the business thoroughfare and a residential area. In an article on Swerve, we find out that the barn was originally built by a Mr. Stewart, who had a livery business. Later the barn was owned by a Mr. Cinnamon. Locally it is known as the Cinnamon Barn. It is nice to see the rural heritage of the City of Calgary is being preserved.

In the best light…

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10 responses

  1. Im looking to get in touch of double s antiques See them on tv and i will like for them next time in lachute quebec that they give me a ring so i could show them a couple of items thanks ben

    October 12, 2012 at 20:27

  2. Manny

    There is a big red barn in shaw meadows and another in millrise

    February 5, 2013 at 21:45

  3. Do you have any idea how to get a hold of the owners of the Cinnamon Barn? I would like to possibly hold a function there.

    Thanks,

    October 31, 2013 at 08:36

  4. Dylan Lebioda

    Interested in old coca cola cooler?

    February 1, 2014 at 11:58

  5. Dave

    Wanting to know if Scott or Sheldon know anything about Peter Pan cornflakes cereal boxes? Thanks

    February 21, 2014 at 14:29

  6. lisa

    how do i contact a picker to come pick at my house?

    February 21, 2014 at 18:34

    • Val

      I have a varied collection of antiques for sale in Red Deer, Alberta and am wanting to get in touch with Double S since I have items that I feel they would be of interest to them.

      September 10, 2014 at 13:05

  7. Devon

    I have a Keith & Coy Beaver Fur Top Hat from the 1940’s I’d like too sell. It had the box with it as well and the packing paper inside so it holds shape says 1947.

    July 4, 2014 at 20:27

  8. JOE

    please come to Sylvan Lake AB

    July 12, 2014 at 21:18

  9. when is the shop open for public

    August 28, 2014 at 22:55

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