The Inglewood Barns
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.
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…